What Makes A Good CV A Great CV

Is Your CV A Good CV Or A Great CV? Table of Contents Everybody likes to think that they have a great CV but in reality, the majority only have a good CV. This means there is plenty of room for improvement but how do you know if your CV is good or bad. Here […]

How To Write A Career Change CV

The Career Change CV Perfecting this style of CV should be the priority for anyone looking to change industry or sector. No other type of CV will promote you more effectively Table of Contents Why Career Change CVs? Career change CVs are tricky beasts to get right, but before we examine how to write one that […]

How To Get The Best From Job Boards & Job Sites

The days have gone when you had to buy a newspaper to look at the situations vacant page, now, as with everything, it’s all found online mainly on job boards. I can remember when there were just a few boards, monster springs to mind, but now there is a plethora from the massive ones that […]

How To Write A Professional Profile For A CV

As with writing most parts of a CV, writing a professional profile for a CV can be just as tedious as writing the rest of your Curriculum vitae. Despite its potential to be tedious, its essential that you place a great deal of thought into this single paragraph due to its ability to make or […]

Interviews In Post COVID Times

As we emerge from the unprecedented period of uncertainty, we are being told by the government to start living a “New Normal” life. Yes, social distancing remains, queues at the supermarkets will still be an issue with possible food shortages. The way we work will also change with staggered start times, working “bubbles” and longer […]

15 CV Mistakes to Avoid in 2020

CV Mistakes To Avoid As a CV writer and my previous experience as a recruiter, I’ve read 10,000’s of CVs and seen the most common CV mistakes time and time again. So I’ve compiled a list of the most common CV mistakes to allow you to ensure that they don’t feature on yours. Here are […]

What makes a successful cover letter

Time to write a cover letter? I’m often asked for help as Clients are uninspired when its time to write a cover letter. If people find writing a CV a tedious process then often by the time they turn their attention to the accompanying cover letter they have completely lost the will to live! Research […]

167 Must Have Powerful Verbs For Your CV

Trying to make your CV slightly different from the rest is never a bad thing and should lead to being selected for interview. Apart from being cutting edge in your CV design and layout, the use of language is a powerful way to achieve this. So many CVs use the same words and phrases time […]

10 Top Tips For Working With Recruitment Agencies

Thoughout my career I’ve heard recruitment consultants being compared in a derogatory way to estate agents, that they are unprofessional and out to make a quick buck. This is unfair to both professions.  There are many highly professional, experienced recruiters out there who would provide you with a competitive advantage in your job search.   […]

Target Your CV Writing

How to target your CV writing for any job advert Having been a recruiter for 16 years, I can tell you from first hand experience that recruiters do not read every word on your CV as they receive 100’s of applications. Instead they only scan read applications for on average 30 seconds if you are […]