How to Achieve a 1st in CV Writing

It is at this time of year that many students will be celebrating as they hand in their final pieces of coursework and sit that last dreaded exam, before packing up their things and moving out of the student digs they have lived in for the past three years. If you’re part of this huge migration back home then you may be worrying about what life holds for you next, and the reality is that it can be whatever you want it to be.

The first thing you need to…


Top 10 Mistakes You Can Make on Your CV

Your CV is probably the most important tool that you have in the process of applying for a job, as it’s a window into your experience and what makes you right for the position. Given that it’s the only ‘contact’ a potential employer will have on which to base a decision of whether or not to give you an interview, it’s important to make sure that your CV is packed full of relevant information and is free of distracting errors. If you’re out to make sure you have a top…


How to Choose Who to List as a Reference on Your Resume

References are essential when applying for a new career. However, you may find yourself wondering who would make a good reference. Whether you’ve just graduated or have been working as a professional for a couple decades, it’s important to know who will make the best references. Let’s take a closer look at how to choose who to list as a reference on your resume.

Select a Professional

Your resume is your only chance to wow a potential employer. Think of your resume as the first impression the employer will get.…


Getting Yourself Noticed, and Better Yet Employed – Writing a Great CV

Esther Gons; a visual resume

Writing a CV is something that no one likes doing. Naturally we are brought up to be modest and to be meek and not to brag about our selling points, but of course when it comes to writing a CV we’re called upon to do exactly those things. At the same time it also mean remembering lots of dry facts about jobs you probably never liked and stressing about gaps when you weren’t doing anything.

There is an art to writing a good CV though, and if you recognize…


Should You Include your Online and Tech Hobbies on your CV?

Drafting, updating and re-drafting your curriculum vitae is a process. It’s a process you will spend many hours on over the course of your life. It will also materially impact your career. These are all reasons why it is important you get the best out of it and make yourself shine.

At the same time, however, a CV has to be concise, with no more than two A4 pages as the general rule of thumb. With these two opposing requirements in mind, what place, if any, should your online and…


The Right CV for the Right Marketing Job

It might go without saying but given that your CV is often the first contact you have with an employer, it’s vital that it gives the best first impression of you. You have a very small opportunity of making a lasting impression to a potential interviewer and with more people than ever now applying for jobs, you need to stand out from the crowd if you’re going to win the marketing job of your dreams.

The Tone

Many CV’s from even the most highly qualified and suitable of applicants are…


How to Write the Perfect CV

There is no getting away from it; your CV is the most important document you will need to if you want your career to flourish.
It’s your foot in the door; your advertisement to the world, justifying why a hiring manager should give up an hour of their time to meet you.

The problem facing many candidates in this brave new world of online recruitment, job boards and social networks is how to stand out from the crowd.

For years we have been told that our CVs have to…


Key Points on Writing Your Resume for a Job

Writing a resume is a frequent topic that intimidates lots of people. Possibly it’s the very concept of writing correctly which has job-seekers bewildered and frustrated. It really isn’t as hard as everyone makes it seem. Just think of a resume as a 1-page letter describing your experience, abilities, schooling, and job history–all of this information is what you already know and you just have to beat it out of yourself. :)

The difficult that you probably face is identifying the correct format of a resume for a particular job.…


Job Resume: 4 Tips for Standing Out In The Modern Age

A job resume will need to stand out from others if someone wants to be hired for a job. A strong resume is necessary in the modern age to make a good impression on a potential employer. Some tips can help job hunters prepare outstanding resumes that will help them acquire the job they desire.

Tips for a Resume to Stand Out in the Modern Age

1. Be creative by adding a portfolio with the resume. A portfolio will give a potential employer an idea of what…


Resume Writing Help : How to Polish Your Resume So It’s Relevant

If you have been laid off, if you are looking for a new career, or you recently graduated from college, you need to create a stellar resume to start your new job search. Having a solid, result-driven resume is essential to land any job. Most HR personnel (Human Resource people) glance at resumes for 5-10 seconds before deciding if the resume warrants further review or if it gets tossed in the trash or deleted from their incoming e-mail account. As you probably have heard numerous times, your resume is your…


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