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3 October 2013

CV Howlers: What NOT to Write on Your CV

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 Post they don’t.

Following a survey we have just done at 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

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Huffington Post


30 September 2013

One of the biggest CV Writing mistakes

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

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On Rec

10 September 2013

Tattoos and degrees fail to enhance job prospects

Some interesting information that may affect your chances of job success from the The Independent newspaper

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  

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The Independent

22 July 2013

Monster goes mobile

With the continuing trend of people surfing the web using their mobile device, have now developed their mobile job hunting site. 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

Further Information:

ONrec - The Online Recruitment Resource

3 July 2013

Top tips for writing a perfect CV

So you have just finished at university or collage and are now looking to make the first step into your full time career. Here is some good advice on how to write a CV from the Independent newspaper.

“It's that time of year again. Results are in, and whether you're being thrust into the 'real world', or searching for a summer job, it is time to get job-hunting.” Click To Read On

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Top tips for writing a perfect CV

1 July 2013

Consistent and continued growth in labour market

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

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The Online Recruitment Resource

20 May 2013

10 golden rules for writing your CV

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

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How to write a CV

13 May 2013

Mistakes That Can Cost You an Interview

People are missing out because of CV mistakes.

“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

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1 May 2013

Over 65 & looking for work?

 It would seem you are never to old.

Mary Portas to front new Ch4 show about Britain’s first ever employment agency for the over 65s

The shopping and brand guru aims to tap into new business with overlooked and under-valued pensioners

Channel 4 will open the doors to Britain’s first ever employment agency for the over 65s in a brand new TV series fronted by Mary Portas. Click To Read On

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Daily Mirror

18 February 2013

Get to the job interview without leaving the house

Becoming popular with more & more employers is the “skype” interview. Now that the required technology can be found in most people’s homes be it a PC with Skype installed or face time on the iPad or iPhone it’s gradually making telephone interviews redundant. For employers it is a cost effective way of screening candidates, but be warned there are pitfalls that you should be aware of.

“The job interview is an ordeal that most people face at some stage in our career. But as video starts to take the place of the face-to-face interview, is it easier or harder now to land your dream job?” Click To Read On

Further Information:

How to Ace a Job Interview on Skype

The Pros and Cons of Video Job Interviews

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