It’s an incredible fact that most people believe that they know how to write a CV but according to a recent article in the Huffington Postthey don’t.
Following a survey we have just done at www.personalcareermanagement.com we found that a staggering 98 per cent of job applicants are reducing their chances of success significantly through poor spelling, grammar or presentation on their CVs.
These errors have lead to a number of alarming disclosures, such as being "A director with a strong breath", or, perhaps fresh from watching Sweeney Todd, "Baker, working on ovens and customers". Click To Read On
More research has shown that not tailoring your CV for the job application gives you less of a chance in the job hunting stakes.
Job hunters across the country are committing common CV mistakes and not spending enough time on their CVs which is costing them new roles, according to new research among careers advice experts.
Almost 80% of advisers from the National Careers Service said that the most common mistake people made was sending generic CVs to employers and two-thirds (66%) also said that this mistake was the one most likely to stop a candidate being put forward for an interview Click to read on
Women with A levels and degrees were 40-50 per cent more likely than men to be underemployed
If you’re looking for a job, having a tattoo may prove a problem – and it seems a university degree might not be much help in finding full-time work either.
Two studies presented today at the British Sociological Association conference on work, employment and society revealed hiring managers feel visible tattoos give a negative impression of candidates and, more surprisingly, that having a university degree does not increase one’s chances of being fully employed. Women with qualifications are more likely to be under-employed, the survey found Click To Read On
With the continuing trend of people surfing the web using their mobile device, Monster.co.uk have now developed their mobile job hunting site.
Monster.co.uk has launched a version of its new mobile website, designed for the growing number of candidates who use mobile devices to search and apply for jobs.
Recent research by Monster found almost half of candidates (48 per cent) use their mobile or tablet to research jobs and employers online, while around a third (30 per cent) have applied for jobs on their mobile device.
The new mobile-optimised website - provides a clear and simple user interface for candidates to search for jobs, upload and manage their CVs, save job searches and apply for roles directly from their mobile browser. Click To Read On
Positive news in the UK, according to a recent report from the REC.
“The jobs market is showing continued signs of recovery, with a 22% year on year uplift in available positions, according to a report published today (1st July 2013). The latest Reed Job Index, which is compiled using data from over 10,000 employers, held firm at its highest point since it began in December 2009 for the second consecutive month.” Click To Read On
Here is an excellent article from the Independent newspaper that covers 10 golden rules when writing your CV. The list isn't complete but well give a very good grounding.
The job market continues to remain highly competitive for candidates with employers often overwhelmed by the numbers of applications received for every vacancy. In today’s tough economic climate, finding a new job is onerous for most but fine-tuning your CV can help secure the next step: a job interview Click To Read On
“A survey from Adecco reports that over half of hiring managers (54%) said that they have not hired someone with weak resume. The candidates didn't even get interviews. They were out of consideration because of what was - or wasn't - on their resume.” Click To Read On