All Blog Posts Tagged 'CV' (57)

Infographic - Photo on the CV: Yes or No?

Benjamin Franklin said there were only two things certain in life: death and taxes. But if he was still alive I bet he would like to add making your curriculum vitae (CV) to that list.

Making a CV is a process that we all been through and nowadays there´s all types of curriculums, from your typical 2 pages on a pdf format, to a board game and even a chocolate bar. But no matter how creative is your persona, you will always face the question “Should I use my photo?”



Added by Tiago Gouveia on January 10, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments

How Far Will You Go to Make Your Resume Stand Out?

What are you willing to do to make your resume stand apart from the pack? Would you plaster your face on a giant billboard? Drop off your application in costume? In many lines of work, creativity gets you points. However, it’s important not to go overboard. 

To make your resume…


Added by Stacy Carpenter on October 4, 2015 at 12:52am — No Comments

Knowledge is power, but are recruiters effectively harnessing it?

If there were only one theme dominating recruitment in 2015 it would certainly be this: inundation. The old database model and conventional job boards are colliding with the social media explosion more than ever, leaving recruiters drowning in a mass of information that is…


Added by Sergei Makhmodov on April 24, 2015 at 5:51am — No Comments

One-Page Résumé - is it still important?

A fundamental question that concerns all those who are set out to prepare résumé is - “what should be the perfect résumé length?”. The answer to this is consequential in deciding the content, design & impact of your résumé!

The case for a classic one-page résumé exists since ever & our experience of the recruitment industry…


Added by Shweta Srivastava on September 11, 2014 at 4:48pm — No Comments

35 Of The Funniest Things Found On A Resume

The resume is an integral part of the employment process, as you’re tasked with the unenviable job of fitting your entire professional life into two (or at a push, three) pages in the hope of impressing your potential employer.

However, the pressure of getting your foot in your prospective workplace’s door…


Added by Jade Hadden on July 17, 2014 at 3:30am — No Comments

24 Common CV Mistakes and How To Correct Them

A professional CV should sell your services to potential employers and is very important for a career search. It can also work against you if it is not written accurately. It’s exceptionally difficult to repair the damage once an employer notes mistakes on your CV. To avoid all this mistakes and CV rejection, consider the points below:

1. Avoid submitting inaccurate data:

Inaccurate data is a crucial mistake. Messing up with data…


Added by Micheal Obineme on July 2, 2014 at 8:59am — No Comments

Why Candidate Experience Is Damaging Your Employer Brand

Recently I have been considering whether freelance work is for me or if I would be better to have the security of a permanent role and I thought I would share my experiences.

Having now sat both sides of the fence as a recruiter and now as a candidate I have been shocked that many companies are not making any…


Added by Amanda Ashworth on February 26, 2014 at 7:30am — 7 Comments

How to Become a Resumé Reviewing Pro

Please note this post originally appeared on The RecruitLoop Blog

Don’t worry. I know exactly what you’re thinking.

Surely in this day and age resumés are becoming obsolete! I mean who even has a CV these…


Added by Paul Slezak on January 24, 2014 at 11:48pm — No Comments

"Passionate"? - Don't make me laugh!

OK. I admit it. I used to think "passionate" was a good CV or resume word. It conveys more than "hard-working" or "diligent" and adds "caring" and emotion. If you're passionate about something, you're fully absorbed, engaged and enthusiastic. I…


Added by Martin Ellis on December 19, 2013 at 7:00am — 11 Comments

First Rule of Resume Writing - Think of Annie...

This morning Annie wrote to me pleading for simple and clear resumes/CV's. Annie is a UK-based recruiter. Annie, and thousands like her, spend a good deal of their day matching people to jobs, and to do that Annie reads resumes...... lot's of…


Added by Martin Ellis on July 22, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments

How to Totally Avoid Age Discrimination in CV's

Sadly, age discrimination in the job market is everywhere and many CV's exhibit elements that reveal…

Added by Mark Ridgwell on June 10, 2013 at 10:19am — 6 Comments

The Five Best Ways To Get A Travel Job

If your experience of the travel industry solely consists of a few family holidays, then don't worry - you've still got plenty of opportunities to secure yourself a travel job. But there are definitely a few ways that you can boost your chances...

Work experience

As with most industries, securing some good work experience is definitely time well spent. These can vary massively (both in terms of length and quality), but if you're…


Added by Owen Mckeon on March 18, 2013 at 1:01pm — No Comments

More Easy Ways To Improve Your Travel Job CV

Should your CV last more than two pages? How honest should you be? Should you tailor it to suit online job boards? Here’s how to create the perfect travel job CV.

Keep it short

Try to keep your CV relatively short - ideally keep it under two pages. For any attractive travel job, employers are likely to see many applications, so it's unlikely that the fourth page of your CV clinches it for you.

There are many ways to free up space on your CV, such as…


Added by Owen Mckeon on March 18, 2013 at 12:58pm — No Comments

Easy Ways To Improve Your Travel Job CV

Even if you're happy in a secure travel job, it's always important to refresh your CV - no-one knows what's going to happen in the future, so why not keep your options open?

By following a few easy steps, you can make sure your CV will not only stand out to employers, but will also reflect well on you as a candidate.

Sell yourself

Sum yourself up in a few words at the top of your CV stating the type of travel job that you want and what you can offer in…


Added by Owen Mckeon on March 18, 2013 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Build Up Your CV To Land Your Dream Job

As most people who've struggled and searched for a new job in recent years will know, the increased competition means that it's becoming harder to stand out and, frequently, it's the smaller things that make the difference. While you may not be able to add a new position to your CV, you can certainly boost your employability.

Do some work experience

Yep, it's an old classic, but work experience is always a good addition to the CV. If you can, try to gain…


Added by Owen Mckeon on March 18, 2013 at 12:53pm — No Comments

Job Tips: What To Leave Off Your LinkedIn Profile

We all know that regularly updating your LinkedIn profile is a massively important part of your job hunt, but that doesn't mean that you need to detail every aspect of your career. Not sure what to leave off your page? Read on...

Personal details

In many respects, your LinkedIn profile should be treated in the same way as your CV, so don't include any personal details…


Added by Owen Mckeon on March 18, 2013 at 12:49pm — No Comments

Hidden LinkedIn Resume Tool for Candidates

Fed up with sub-standard Resumes and CV's, even from top people?

Point them to LinkedIn's hidden resume builder at It's saved my candidates bacon more than once. It converts their LinkedIn…


Added by Martin Ellis on January 25, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Top CV/Resume Tip: How to write an attention-grabbing Personal Statement

My headline advice for anybody writing their CV/Resume is to get your punches in early and grab the readers attention with your Personal Statement. It should also follow these basics:

  • Make it no longer than 5 or 6 lines
  • Include your…

Added by Martin Ellis on December 7, 2012 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

Are your Linkedin profile and resume SEO friendly?

Resume and Profile Search Engine Optimization

Job boards and social media have totally changed the game for job seekers and recruiters.   Understanding search engine optimization (SEO) can give you the upper hand when developing your on-line profile and resume.…


Added by Steve Jones on September 22, 2012 at 7:01pm — 4 Comments

Getting a great job - Top tips from a veteran recruiter

So you see a job online that you really like the look of, and then what? Do you send your CV, do you attach a covering letter? Do you think about it for a while.

What goes on behind the scenes at recruitment businesses seems to be a hot topic on the blogs at the moment. All sorts of things are being quoted about the…


Added by james nathan on May 10, 2012 at 7:42am — 7 Comments

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