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 […]

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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 […]

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How to use LinkedIn

I often get asked by clients how to use LinkedIn when searching for a job. Here are 6 key points to address: 1. Use the LinkedIn Jobs for your job search. 2. Search and connect with recruiters in your field. 3. Engage with content so that you’re visible to recruiters. 4. Follow people who provide good advice on job searching. 5. Follow career coaches and […]

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Correct Use of Sub-Titles

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Latest Testimonial

Latest Testimonial This client had a CV that was far too long and missed many of the basic elements required in a CV. The 2 essential items missing were the Profile and Key Skills, which I drafted and we worked together on to create a very strong opening section to his CV. The career section was quite good and the only significant changes needed were […]

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Interests on a CV

Should you put interests on a CV? Interests on a CV are not an essential element of a CV, but I think that it helps flesh out a CV and makes you look more like a real person than just a name on a piece of paper. The main thing with this is to keep it short, and to the point. Keep it mainstream (even […]

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Need a New CV Quickly

Need a New CV Quickly

If you’ve just been made redundant or lost your job, then you may need a new CV quickly. We can review your CV in under 2 hours and usually produce a first draft of a new CV in 2-3 days, but if you’re really under pressure to get a new CV quickly, please let me know and I’ll express the process. The main reason it […]

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School Leaver’s CV

How do you write a CV for a school leaver? These can be a tough CV to approach as the backbone of most CVs is a person’s employment, and school leavers don’t tend to a lot of that! When referring to school leaver I’m referring to anyone that has left full-time education, whether that be after GCSEs, 6th Form, College or University. There are 3 […]

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