24 November 2015
What Is A CV
What is a CV? Your CV (Curriculum Vitae) is a written summary of your work experience or career history (in chronological order), educational background, skills, interests, qualifications and would cover around 2 pages of A4 paper. You would normally send your CV potential employers in response to job opportunities and is designed so they can decide if they should call you for interview.
24 July 2014
How To Write A CV
Some very good advice here from the University Of Kent on a number of CV writing subjects including What information should a CV include, What makes a good CV and importantly Example CVs.
Probably the first CV was written by Leonardo Da Vinci 500 years ago. You can view it here. Since then things have moved slightly on, and now it's essential to have a well presented professional CV, but still many graduates get this wrong. The following page will give you all the tips to make an impressive CV Click To Read On
University of Kent Careers
25 June 2014
Is Your CV Selling You Properly
Over the years we have seen many CV’s that don’t really sell the candidate very well. Here is an interesting article that looks at this is some depth.
One of the topics often discussed by recruiters is the fact that the best candidates often have the worst CVs. While, at first, that sounds surprising it makes sense once you draw out the logic. Firstly, it’s important to note that in this instance, ‘worst’ doesn’t mean bad spelling or scattered structure. It means CVs that completely fail to communicate the quality of the candidate. Click To Read On
The Irish Times
7 May 2014
5 Reasons Why Employers Donít Respond
Interesting piece here regarding why employers might not get back to you after the interview. Take a look and next time you have an interview see if you can reduce these reasons.
You researched the company you wanted to work for ahead of time. You were dressed in your snazziest interview outfit and showed up promptly and prepared. You answered every question brilliantly — even the strange job interview questions like, “If you were a pizza delivery man, how would you benefit from scissors?” (Thanks, Apple.) There’s absolutely no doubt in your mind that you nailed that job interview. So why haven’t you heard anything back?
Here are five reasons why employers don’t respond after a job interview — and what, if anything, you can do about it. Click To Read On
4 April 2014
How To Write A CV
A very good video that details the main areas to consider when writing your CV. Basically it is saying that your CV should be clean, clear and relevant. It also makes some very good points including spelling which is one of the biggest contributors to CV rejection by employers. Spelling errors on your CV scream a lack of care. Also don’t put all your faith in a spell checker, get someone else to take a look at your CV before you send it.
Some sites on the web will try to persuade you that if you have a perfect CV it is your ticket to your dream job but unfortunately this is very misleading. The purpose of your CV is to get you the interview so keep it clean, clear and relevant to the job.
19 March 2014
Careers tip: Creating the best CV
Here is another article that doesn’t really give too much away while still being accurate. The most important takeaway when writing your CV is “demonstrate why your skills and personality match their requirements”. This is so that the employer can easily match you to the job.
It is crucial to have a good CV and cover letter, as it is the first contact you will have with a prospective employer. Make sure they are specific to the company, and that you demonstrate why your skills and personality match their requirements. Click To Read On
6 January 2014
Top 10 tips for updating your CV
Good but brief advice from the Gloucester Citizen newspaper. Start 2014 with an updated CV.
Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to find a new or more suited job? If you’re looking to embark on the career path you’ve had your eye on for some time, here are our top tips for updating your CV and make you the desired candidate for the job. Click To Read On
20 November 2013
You and Your CV
Good information with regards to CV’s from the Huff Post.
Curriculum Vitae (CV) literally means the course of your life. A resume, as a CV is commonly called in the USA, means summary. Regardless of how you call it -- although internationally CV is the preferred title -- a CV highlights your professional experience and achievements. If you submit it with the mindset, "It's not much," you've already lost the game. And if you write your CV with that attitude --"damn this is boring!" or "I don't know what to say!" -- your lack of passion concerning the course of your own professional life will be reflected in it. You will successfully sell yourself as "boring." Congratulations! Click To Read On
11 October 2013
Writing the perfect CV takes time, effort and work
No one really likes to write their CV but if you do it well you will get invited to more interviews. Here is an interesting article from theinformationdaily.com
With just under 8 per cent of the workforce over 16 struggling to find employment, recruitment expert Mark Braund has spoken to the Information Daily and outlined his ten key tips to help everyone improve their CV.
A CV is one of the most important documents anyone will write in their lifetime. It determines whether you get that aspirational job, secure that elusive interview, or neither.Click To Read On