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 […]

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 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 […]

10 words to include in your CV

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Recruiters and hiring managers will often spend less than 30 seconds reviewing your CV which is why you have to grab their attention and encourage them to want to find out more about you and invite you to an interview.     One way to do this is to make use of ‘action’ words, words […]

How to use The STAR Method to get a job

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Are you struggling to get your message across on your CV and at interviews? If so, you are not alone as many people struggle with this which is why I am going to show you how to use the STAR method to get a job. This is just one of the many tools I use […]

Cover Letter – Tips to ensure your CV gets read

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Are you guilty of writing something like this when applying for a job?   “Dear Sir/Madam, I am writing to apply for the job of accounts assistant. Please see my CV, enclosed. Yours sincerely Joe Bloggs”   On the assumption that your CV will show them that you are the person for the job! If […]

Time to re-think your career

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

After reading last week’s post, you may have decided that it really is time to re-think your career.  However unfortunately a bit of playing around with your CV and a lot of speculative applications  won’t work anymore. Instead, it’s time to rethink our approach to work and this means looking at it from an employer’s […]

Are you unique?

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

I am getting toward the end of this series of blog posts covering a range of career change issues and in a few weeks I’ll be looking at other options open to you if you really feel that you need to get out of the job you are in or are just looking for other […]

7 Tips to a winning CV and motivation letter

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Did you know that:  85% of CVs go in the bin without ever being read? When a recruiter is reviewing CVs, they will have a ‘yes’ pile and a ‘no’ pile and it is likely that they will have decided which pile to put your CV in before they reach the end of the first […]

Are you Unique?

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

I am getting toward the end of this series of blog posts covering a range of career change issues and in a few weeks I’ll be looking at other options open to you if you really feel that you need to get out of the job you are in or are just looking for other […]