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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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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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 keys areas that need to…

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Job Interview Follow Up

Should you follow up on job interviews? So, you applied for a job a week ago and a recruiter contacted you to set up a skype interview with the employer. The interview went well but should you send a follow up/thank you note? Absolutely – job interview follow up in essential these days. Call the original recruiter to give them feedback on the interview. In that conversation you can then…

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Volunteering in a CV

Should you include volunteering in a CV? The simple answer is yes. Putting volunteering in a CV shows another side to you as a job candidate. If you’re recently out of education it shows that you’ve made an effort to get some real world experience – not something that can be said for everyone! Alternatively, you may have some years of work experience and volunteering experience can show a lot…

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