Category Archives: CVs

How to write a great functional CV

The days when you could plonk a couple of dates and job titles on a piece of paper and call it a CV are well and truly over. In the digital world, an attractive job advert could draw hundreds of … Continue reading

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How to tailor your graduate CV

The following is an article from TheJobCrowd… As a recent graduate filling a 1 or 2 page CV can seem like a daunting task. For many roles recruiters will receive a pile of CVs so make sure your can stand … Continue reading

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Decrypting the job description – What employers are really asking for

We’ve all been there; you spend hours – sometimes days – crafting the perfect application, only to receive the dreaded generic email telling you you’ve been ‘unsuccessful on this occasion’. But you’re sure you ticked all the boxes, so why wasn’t … Continue reading

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Creating a graduate CV and covering letter for media and journalism jobs

Whether you’re applying for a new media job with a website or desperately want that trainee position with a local newspaper, you need to make sure your CV and covering letter are strong enough to sell your writing skills. If … Continue reading

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8 over-used CV clichés recruiters are tired of reading

According to a new survey from the résumé-writing agency PurpleCV, there are several words that candidates should avoid unless they want the recruiters to banish their applications to the cold domain of the rubbish bin… Read More

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CV Profiles – how NOT to turn an employer off in your first paragraph!!

Love them or loathe them, profiles are becoming an increasingly common sight on CVs – written well, they can highlight what you’ve got to offer to an employer and encourage them to keep reading, written badly they can be a … Continue reading

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CV writing: use role descriptions to paint a picture of your job history

Detailing previous employment is an important part of your CV but many candidates fail to impress. Here’s a checklist to help you succeed… Read More

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Top 5 extra-curricular activities to improve your CV

…as everyone knows the dreaded cliché “you can’t get a job without experience, can’t get experience without a job”. But fear not! There are ways of bulking up your CV with some great experience to make you as employable as … Continue reading

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How to big up your leadership experience on your graduate management CV

You want a graduate job in a managerial role. You’re convinced you’ve got what it takes to be a great leader. You’ve only got one problem – how do you persuade the graduate recruiter reading your CV? TargetJobs explains more… … Continue reading

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The best and worst fonts to use on your CV

Article from Bloomberg Business about which fonts to use and avoid when typing up a CV for best effect… Read More

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