Professional CV Writing

The current job market is tougher than ever, and a well written and designed CV is the most important factor in getting an interview and on your way to getting a new job. There are many templates and free examples available that look good, but you need a combination of both style and substance for a really professional CV. We are experts at writing new […]

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Colour in your CV

We have always advocated not using colour in a CV as you run the risk of people having run out of ink or having a poor quality printer. But we’ve had a change of heart on this one! As printers have improved in quality, some colour can actually really improve a CV. It seems as well that people are far more diligent these days about […]

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Capitalisation

May sound a bit odd this, but you should avoid using capital letters in your CV. Why? Well there are 2 reasons. Firstly it is a bit SHOUTY to use capital letters in any kind of electronic communication, and your CV will be seen (certainly in the 1st instance) on a screen. Secondly, the default setting on Word is to ignore capitalised words when you […]

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Answering Machines & Messages

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 BT. 2. That your mobile has the answering machine set […]

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