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…Continue
Added by Martin Ellis on July 22, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments
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...
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…Continue
Added by Owen Mckeon on March 18, 2013 at 1:01pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Owen Mckeon on March 18, 2013 at 12:58pm — No Comments
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.
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…Continue
Added by Owen Mckeon on March 18, 2013 at 12:56pm — No Comments
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
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...
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
Point them to LinkedIn's hidden resume builder at http://resume.linkedinlabs.com. It's saved my candidates bacon more than once. It converts their LinkedIn…Continue
Added by Martin Ellis on January 25, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
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:
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.…
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…Continue
I can receive up to several (dozen) applications in a week for a wide variety of roles, however I often reject CV’s based on the way I receive a CV or its content. Here are my Top Ten most common mistakes people make when applying for a job.
1. If you don’t have a work permit or right of abode for the UK you will be sent a no letter.
I am seeing increasing numbers of people from outside the EU who may have studied in the UK thinking they can apply for jobs…Continue
Added by Russell White on April 26, 2012 at 9:53am — No Comments
Formatting resumes. We all have our own ways to send resumes to clients. Some Recruiters just slap a logo and their own contact information on it, while others take the time to make sure the spelling and grammar are correct before sending the resume to the client with logo and their personal contact information. I see resumes from Recruiters that have different fonts, colors and misspelled words throughout the resume. To get attention from your clients with a candidate’s resume, you should…Continue
Do you ever look at the top headlines that appear on your LinkedIn homepage? No? Well, you really should!
The stories are collated from news websites around the world and are updated throughout the day. They tend to focus mainly on employment and the economy and are a wealth of information for…Continue
Added by Charlie Blacque on April 13, 2012 at 4:37am — No Comments
There is much debate currently flying around over the longevity of the CV in its traditional format. With video CVs and cloudbased presentation software such as Prezi bombarding the market, candidates are called upon to dream up increasingly innovative techniques simply to get in a look in at a vacancy.
Add to that soaring jobless figures and the high volume of applicants for each role, why submit a standard CV? There’s no stronger deterrent to a recruiter than a pile of CVs listing…Continue
Added by Emily Stevenson on April 3, 2012 at 5:41am — No Comments
Unless you’ve had your head firmly stuck in the sand over the past three months or so, you would have noticed that everyone is going on about the latest social network that is set to “take the world by storm”. We’re not talking about Facebook, Twitter, and no, not even the still relatively new Google Plus – the latest boy/girl wonder site in question is none other than Pinterest.…Continue
Added by Mildred Talabi on March 17, 2012 at 2:55pm — No Comments
Greetings, one and all!
We hope that you have gotten March 2012 off to a truly great start. Indeed, we have: the executive job market has picked up considerably, and, we are busier than we've been in a very long time.
At The Green Suits, all this new activity has us reconnecting with many people who have been off our radar screens for a few months or for several years. And we are meeting lots of great talent who we have never engaged before.…Continue
Added by Dan Smolen on March 6, 2012 at 4:52pm — No Comments
A CV says everything about you. The length, the font, the spacings, your use of English and of course the content. We have outlined what we think we will give you a good idea on putting together a decent CV and stand out from the rest.A
Believe it or not the font is really important. Appearance is everything, the font and how your CV looks will sometimes be a defining factor if an employer reads your CV. Stick to a…Continue
You have read many politically correct publications on how to write an effective resume broken down by industry, level of experience, geographic culture, style and presentation. They are all correct, but are they meeting your needs? We are going to take a slightly different approach to resume writing, identifying the pitfalls so you can avoid a recipe for disaster.
At the end of this piece, you will have to ask yourself this question: Is my resume a wimp? We will…Continue
Firstly it’s important to remember that your cover letter is your introduction/preface, it is almost akin to the first steps into an interview room. It’s the first impression we create so we must remember it is important to make it a good one. The main purpose of your cover letter is to entice the reader to want to learn more about you with a view to actually reading through your CV.…Continue
Added by Lipton Fleming on February 15, 2012 at 4:30am — No Comments