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Do you need a CV review?

When looking at your own CV, it can be difficult to tell if it’s good enough and whether it’s going to grab a recruiter’s attention. After all, it’s not easy to edit your own work or see your CV from … Continue reading

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Should I apply direct to an employer or use recruitment agencies?

  The answer can be both. Going to direct to employers can be beneficial when your experience is not directly relevant, such as when making a career change.  Recruitment agencies are required to send their clients candidates who closely match … Continue reading

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Professional CV writing is about knowing your audience

When writing a CV, most people will ask themselves: what have I done during my career? What will make my CV stand out? What CV template should I use?  But the professional CV writer asks a set of very different … Continue reading

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Action words to help with your CV

We see lots of CVs duplicating the same verbs in their CV.  Not only does this show lack of creativity and diction, but also makes your CV phenomenally dull.  So to help with your CV, here are some action words … Continue reading

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How do professional CV writers deal with redundancy?

Redundancy on a CV is nothing to be worried and you should not be alarmed if this has happened. Since 2007, almost 2.7 million people have been made redundant as a result of the recession, equivalent to 10% of employees … Continue reading

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Online CV Writer – Should you take the plunge?

Deciding to use an online CV writer makes some people feel guilty.  Everyone tells you to write your own CV, but what do you do when you find it tough or aren’t getting results from your own efforts. You can … Continue reading

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The Video CV – Will it take off?

Truthfully, nobody knows. But let’s dig a little deeper. Video CVs are not new. The technology has been available for over 10 years and the concept has been talked about for the last five years as the substitute for written … Continue reading

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What is the CV Profile or Career Summary all about?

The profile or summary on a CV is one of the most difficult elements to write.  The number of people who struggle with this important section is too numerous to count – certainly in our experience.  Sadly, there are dozens … Continue reading

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Job Market Update – March 2010

Well, it is nice to finally see some good news emerging on the UK job front, although for many people this is hardly having an impact on their prospects.  Luckily for the moment, business are looking more positive.  The BBC … Continue reading

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From Where will Salvation Come?

As mentioned in the previous blog entry, the recovery is likely to be very slow.  While the stock markets perform somersaults on the back of the massively cheap liquidity (Quantitative Easing) from central banks and future taxpayer-funded stimulus packages paid for by … Continue reading

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