Category Archives: CV

Video CVs

An interesting post on the Guardian’s Careers Blog here.

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CV Review Service

Just a reminder that we run a CV Review Service to provide a second and informed view of your CV – details here on our website.

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The CV and Yahoo – Do Not Lie

The fuss about ex Yahoo boss Scott Thompson’s CV continues. It included a computer degree which he could not possible have obtained, since his college did not offer that degree until well after he had left. As a result, Thompson … Continue reading

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CV’s and the Sinners’ Bible

Having spent much time and effort on the content and layout of your CV, it is important to check it. Errors simply give an excuse for a recruiter to put it immediately on the reject pile. You owe it to … Continue reading

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Is The CV Dead?

The development of web based applications, web portfolios and video submissions pose a threat to the traditional CV. Some say that its days are numbered, but I think this is an exaggeration. The CV provides structured and standardised information to … Continue reading

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CV Review Service

We have added a CV Review Service to our portfolio, details HERE Although each CV should ideally be tailored to a particular job (which is why we do not generally offer CV writing) a fresh pair of eyes ca be … Continue reading

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CV – Plain and Simple

When you need your CV to stand out, it is tempting to be creative in choosing font or paper, or by adding a photo. Generally, it is a temptation to avoid, the only slight exception being where the employer is … Continue reading

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CV – War Stories

One mistake often made by candidates is to list all the things that they have done in their CV. So far, so impressive. But it raises the question “so what?” If you were head of sales in your last job, … Continue reading

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CV – Salary Details

Should you put your salary in your CV? Generally not. If you fall over the range set by the employer, you will end up on the reject pile. The same can happen if you are substantially below it. After all, … Continue reading

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CV – References

You can expect an employer to ask for references for most jobs, but should you include referees in your CV? Generally not, and do not bother with “references on request”. The employer will assume that you can provide references, and … Continue reading

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