11
October
2019

CV writing for mature applicants

A CV (curriculum vitae) for the mature applicant presents special problems. Ageism may be unattractive, perhaps even illegal, but is, arguably, present at all times and damaging when attempting to find a new job.  Whilst it is actually illegal for a recruiter/potential employer to even ask the question in both the UK and the USA, […]

11
October
2019

CV structure – a guide

Having collected, sorted and compiled your life history it is time to prepare the CV (curriculum vitae) or resume structure itself.  This information is normally structured with the following elements. Contact information Summary Education Experience Interests Personal Information Your CV will be scanned for just a few seconds, one of dozens, or even hundreds.  At […]

11
October
2019

CV writing – a guide

Introduction – KICK STARTING YOUR CV Your CV (curriculum vitae) or Resume has just one purpose – to get you the interview! The ideal CV is a written communication that clearly demonstrates your ability and experience in a specific field in such a way that the reader wants to meet you. Your CV is a […]

11
October
2019

How to write a CV

STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO EACH SECTION The importance of a well written CV cannot be underestimated. It is the one thing that stands in the way of making it through to the job interview. Every aspect should be carefully crafted and tailored to the role, taking great care to ensure it covers the main […]

17
June
2019

Here’s why you should demonstrate soft skills on your CV

First of all, what is a soft skill? Let’s first of all look at hard skills… A job seeker will be well accustomed to what a hard or specific skill is. For example, computer programming, Microsoft Office, speaking a foreign language, driving a fork lift truck, and so on. Typically these hard skills require a […]

10
June
2019

4 CV mistakes you’re probably making

Any kind of mistake on your CV is an absolute no-no if you want to stand a chance of getting hired. But we are not just referring to the obvious spelling or grammatical errors, as there are lots of other more less-obvious mistakes which will likely result in rejection. Here are the 4 CV mistakes […]