Is the CV really dead?

Friday, September 28th, 2018

The death of the CV has been a hot topic for the last few years.    So how critical is it really? And, Can you get a job without one? According to statistics, more than 87% of recruiters use LinkedIn at some point during the hiring process (to source candidates, receive applications, or evaluate potential […]

5 Quick Tips to Marketing your CV

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

I have been so busy writing CVs and helping clients to get jobs that recently I haven’t found time to write so here are my 5 Quick Tips to Marketing your CV: Target your job market – even if you are not exactly sure what you want, you can shorten your search by focusing on 1-3 […]

What do recruiters and hiring managers want to see on a resume?

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

What do recruiters and hiring managers want to see on a resume?  is a question that I am frequently asked. Thankfully, Career Directors International recently questioned recruiters, talent acquisition specialists, hiring managers and human resources professionals on what they most want to see on a resume. The following is my summary of the main findings. […]


Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Sometimes a job opportunity can arise when you least expect it and you can be asked for a copy of your CV which you haven’t updated in months. There is no time for you to do a complete re-write and wishing that you had isn’t helping.   So what can you do?   While the […]

CV Writing – The best style/format for your CV

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

We all want to be able to write a CV that gets read and results in an interview but just what is the best style/format for your CV? I have had several clients ask me this question expecting me to issue them with the CV template which is guaranteed to get results. The best piece […]

How to create a CV that gets read

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Having recently completed an international training event on Formatting Resumes: Strategy and Distinctive Design to Win Interviews, I thought I’d share some of what I learn with you.   The thing is, when you Google CVs, you will find a huge range of examples. Some which, on first glance, appear very boring while others seem […]

How to get your CV past the Applicant Tracking Systems

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Did you know that nearly all major companies use some form of applicant tracking system (ATS) to handle job applications and to manage CV data and that they include the ability automate the recruitment process? And you thought you’d spent all that time working on your CV to impress a recruiter! Worse still, the majority of ATS are […]

How to create a strong CV

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Watch this brief video to get some great tips to help you create a CV that gets you an interview and ultimately the job you want!   © Anne Galloway WANT TO USE THIS ARTICLE? You can, as long as you include this information with it: Anne Galloway is the Careers Consultant for those who want to […]

The Number 1 CV Error

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

A conference of the Society of HR Management highlighted the number one error that job hunters make when writing their CV. What do you think it was? My first thoughts were some of the very common mistakes that I see, for example spelling or grammar mistakes, or too much information that is not relevant to […]

How to write a CV when you have no recent work experience

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

I work with a lot of mums who want to return to work after staying at home to look after children and one thing I consistently hear is that because they haven’t been in paid employment for some time, they won’t be able to get a job. And yet today another such mum who I had worked […]