I see a lot of CVs and very few score more than about 60/100 in our free reviews and there is a common thread to the mistakes – 1. It doesn’t say it’s a CV! Blindingly obvious but so many people forget to put CV or Curriculum Vitae at the top of their CV. This … Read more
I’ve reviewed a CV today that I gave a pretty low score of only 44/100, and the only reason it scored this well was that it was under 2 pages and fulfilled some of the basic section requirements of a CV. The client rang me to talk through the review and I was genuinely shocked … Read more
Such a “comedy basic” – but make sure you have all your contact details on your CV. We see so many that are missing either a mobile number or an email address. You must have both on a CV or you are just making the recruiters job harder, and if you do that – guess … Read more
This is so blindingly obvious. Recruiters now communicate in so many way but email is probably second only to the mobile phone. Make sure your email address is on your CV and preferably hyper-linked.
“Should I send a covering letter with my CV?” is a question that we are frequently asked. The simple answer is yes. Even when you are applying on-line it is always advisable to use a covering letter. They are a means of highlighting your application and of bringing forward certain skills or experience that you … Read more
If you are in the job market it is important that you make it as easy as possible for a recruiter or employer to contact you. So make sure that you have: 1. An answering machine on your home number – you can use the free service from your phone provider such as 1571 from … Read more
We have been asked by a number of clients about the risk of using on-line services in relation to identity theft. The main issue that seems to concern people is that they are potentially putting a lot of private information into the public domain and how this can be used against them. In relation to … Read more
This is a repetition of a previous post , but it is so important and so many people still get it wrong. Make sure that you put the following on your CV: 1. Home telephone number 2. Mobile number 3. Home email address We are still seeing a lot of CVs without this basic information. … Read more