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 […]

What is a Certified Advanced Resume Writer (CARW)

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

The world has changed. The times when people searched for professionals based on geographical proximity to home are over. Today, the Internet has set new rules for consumers and service providers. The best way to market yourself is to prove your talent. A Certified Advanced Résumé Writer (CARW) provides a definitive point of difference with […]

Is There a Perfect CV?

Sunday, March 6th, 2016

I was recently asked the question “Is there a perfect CV?” And my answer, a resounding “YES!” This has got nothing to do with layout or format and everything to do with content. The perfect CV is one where your personal skills, experience and achievements most support the career direction you are seeking so that […]

How to stay motivated in your job search

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Do you know what motivates you?  Are you tailoring your CV every time and still not getting an interview?  Perhaps you can cope with this once or twice but how does it make you feel after receiving multiple rejection letters?  How long does it take for you to pick yourself up rather than just giving […]

How important are qualifications in getting a job?

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

I read an interesting article this morning entitled “Words of advice from the founder of Sony” and was thinking about it later when chatting with friends about how to motivate teenagers to study for their exams – a hot topic amongst a few of us at the moment!  You can read the whole article here, […]

How to Choose a CV Writing Service

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Last week I gave you some tips regarding writing your CV but what if you believe that you don’t have time to do it  properly or would like some help to increase your chances of getting an interview. Just how do you choose a good CV writing service? Well, just like choosing a good coach, […]

Student work placements & how to get one

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

In an earlier post (https://www.power-to-change.eu/career-tips-how-to-get-your-first-job/) I mentioned that my son was looking for a student work placement for June this year.  He has a good idea of what he wants to do when he leaves school and is therefore at an advantage to some of his peers because he can focus his hunt for a […]

How to sell yourself and get the job

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

For me today got off to a great start.  I usually try to get through a couple of items on my ‘to-do list’ before opening my emails (mainly because sometimes I get distracted and before I know it, half the day has gone and I haven’t done anything that I had planned!) but today I […]

Are you the perfect candidate?

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

So how are you feeling being back at work and already halfway through January?  Are you still thinking of applying for another job or changing your career direction completely? Did you know that these days employers are being swamped by the number of CVs and applications they receive for any new vacancies?  This is good […]