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 […]

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 […]

7 reasons why you can’t get a job

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

The following are 7 reasons why you may not be able to get a job Too much competition Posting your resume online and hoping it will be found. In the 10 seconds it takes a recruiter to scan your CV, they can’t see why they should consider hiring you. The recruiter can spot errors in your […]

Fridays job search tip

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Your CV isn’t your life story Your CV should be a maximum of 3 pages, preferably only 2. This means that if you have had a lot of work experience you do not need to include it all. The best advice is to only include your experience over the last 10 years as anything older will probably […]

Fridays job search tip

Friday, December 5th, 2014

Target your CV for every job It’s not just your cover letter, your CV should also be edited and tailored to match the job as closely as possible. If you don’t do this then your CV may not be picked up by the automatic tracking systems that many companies now use to screen CVs or you […]

The recruitment process and social networking

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

While working with a client on his CV this week we got talking about his LinkedIn profile and how it really needed some work done to it.  He did agree that it wasn’t up to scratch but didn’t see it as a priority. I nearly fell off my seat – he is desparately looking to […]

The dangers of social media when job hunting

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Did you know that on receiving a CV, 47% of recruiters will check you out online first! Or that “Facebook is fast becoming the number one site used by professionals to hunt for jobs or be found for a job”? Scary isn’t it when you think about some of the rants, moans and comments that […]

Proofreading and Editing Service

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Today the time has flown by.  I have been busy reviewing and updating terms and conditions for contracts for two new companies and I have also received a couple of requests to proofread CVs. It wasn’t until after the second telephone call asking me to proofread a CV that I realised that, while I am […]