Employment History

Should I include all of my employment history on a CV? This is a common question and the simple answer is a resounding yes! I see many CVs that only have the last 15 years experience on them, and when I ask why, the answer is inevitably always the same – “I was told by a recruiter that my earlier career wasn’t relevant”. Well, they’re wrong. Why you should include…

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Monthly Payment for your CV

Monthly Payment for your CV You can now pay for your new CV with a monthly payment plan at no extra cost. Payments are spread over 4 months via a PayPal subscription. The first payment is slightly higher (99p!) than the rest to get the overall fee balanced. I appreciate that times are hard for many at the moment, and this may help you if you find yourself with restricted…

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Great CV Testimonial

Just received this great testimonial for my CV writing: I spent a lot of time having my CV reviewed and whilst I was getting some favourable feedback it was obvious that some of the reports were automatically generated. My review from Nick (cvwrite.co.uk) was very personal and resonated with me. He told me it just needed to change some of the emphasis in the presentation and to use some slightly more…

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Convert CV to a Resume

How to Convert a CV to a Resume is relatively straightforward, but requires a fairly brutal approach to the editing process. Whilst a CV is typically 2-3 pages long, a Resume is rarely more than 1 page. The US job market expects the 1 page resume (literally a summary) and anything longer will look odd to a US recruiter. It’s always seemed odd to me that they sell themselves less…

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What is ATS?

What is ATS? It stands for Applicant Tracking System and it’s an automated way of sifting and ranking CVs and job applications. It’s potentially something that will stop you getting an interview if your CV is formatted or laid out in anything but the most simple fashion. You need to avoid the following: 1. Graphics, Icons, Symbols or company logos – that means you IT people! 2. Text boxes or…

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Tailoring a CV

Tailoring a CV Don’t copy and paste text from job adverts to get through automated systems, but rephrase what they’re asking for when tailoring a CV. Most job adverts will have very similar phrases and qualities that they’re looking for in a given field, and if you write your key skills correctly then all you will need to do is some re-sequencing. Some skills are quite specific to a type…

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