Every hiring manager and recruiter measures themselves on how well they can tell the future. They have to, because that's what judging a person based on their resume really is. When we talk about resumes, be it applicant or employer, we talk about it like it’s your permanent record, the complete and total summation of your career thus far.
When you read… Continue
Added by James Ellis on June 10, 2014 at 11:28am —
Dear Resume Writer
I have a new product to add to your list of resume styles and formats
I have developed an interactive online resume.
Please find attached an example http://cmecv.com.au/?public=doc_1367796299488
This resume looks and prints normally but links you to many websites, video and documents related to the applicant.
This will only make more important the skills of a professional writer… Continue
Added by Peter Fernee on May 29, 2013 at 7:47pm —
I was very interested in your blog and comments about video applications. The big issue for employers is that they do not want to waste time with video when they are looking at 100s of applicants.
I have developed a product that gives and employer an ordinary Resume but if they want they can click on a skill, qualification or anything within the resume to see, hear and have demonstrated that component of the person's CV.
Happy for you to critique… Continue
Added by Peter Fernee on May 29, 2013 at 7:42pm —
Image Credit: City CV
When applying for work, many inexperienced jobseekers make the mistake of thinking that the employer cares about which… Continue
Added by Dave Wood on May 8, 2013 at 10:00am —
Times are tough and if you are a job-seeker you need to get yourself noticed. Almost everywhere you look now there is a graduate with high hopes and quite unrealistic expectations of finding that ideal well paid job when they are fresh out of university in what is a tough economic climate. Although the current market place for jobs for graduates is tough, it is not impossible to succeed in securing that first role, below are some of my tips on how to stand out from the… Continue
Added by Amanda Ashworth on January 10, 2013 at 8:26am —
Lost your job? ‘Tis the season to find a new one
Losing your job just before Christmas must seem like the end of the world, and hundreds of staff will be feeling under threat at the moment as household names such as Comet and DirectLine… Continue
Added by Kay Chouhan - KINNECT PERSONNEL on December 16, 2012 at 9:15am —
With Platforms like LinkedIn and You tube are the days of the traditional CV numbered?
I for one love seeing candidates getting creative when seeking a role. I don’t think this will completely replace the traditional CV but now that many adverts have the apply with LinkedIn button, is it about time the CV evolved into 2012?
With unemployment still at a high in many sectors how can candidates…
Added by Amanda Ashworth on November 24, 2012 at 11:30am —
This article was designed to aid those putting together a resume for working abroad. Read this, and consider the points to improve your chances with overseas recruiters, whether you’re moving to Hong Kong, London or Singapore from… Continue
Added by Philip Galloway on November 16, 2012 at 12:48am —
[PART 2 – PERSONAL DETAILS]
The second in a series of expert advice blogs, from Dave Wood of www.northwestwebjobs.co.uk .
The battle against bad and ugly CVs continues! This week we set a keen eye on the personal details that you should and shouldn’t be including in your document.…
Added by Dave Wood on September 7, 2012 at 10:30am —
[PART 1 - VISUAL PRESENTATION]
The first in a series of expert advice blogs, from Dave Wood of www.northwestwebjobs.co.uk .
If there’s one thing that I’ve learned, since I started working for North West Web Jobs, it’s that CV construction is an issue that many need help with. To put it bluntly, the submissions that we’ve received,… Continue
Added by Dave Wood on August 29, 2012 at 10:12am —
We’ve been doing some recruiting recently and let’s not mince words: it’s a gigantic pain in the backside. My company is now entering a real growth situation and we’re starting to staff up and when starting the hiring process the other day it occurred to me just how backward and upside down the whole hiring malarkey is. So it got me thinking……’we’re hiring a web developer, in a perfect world, how would I like it to happen’ and this is what I came up… Continue
Added by Nick Leigh-Morgan on August 1, 2012 at 5:51am —
Earlier in the year I wrote about the lost generation of middle managers in retail whom face limited progression opportunities as a result of the recession. Since that article the redundancies have continued to flow thick and fast with all sorts of rumours about which retailer is going to collapse next. One might think that with all the doom and gloom in the market that the opportunities to develop your career are few and far between. However…
If you are ambitious and do want… Continue
Added by AdMore Recruitment on July 24, 2012 at 7:33am —
Added by Nick Leigh-Morgan on July 9, 2012 at 1:00pm —
The following is an excerpt from the job-hunting guide, “The Seven Keys to Job Hunting Success” published in the early nineties by Al Bratland & Jeff Beardsley. As I looked over this guide, I was amazed at how the key points they were trying to get across to anyone in the workforce, not just candidates, are often dismissed or overlooked in today’s environment. I will be updating their guide for today’s market. Even with the sheer volume of resume writing and… Continue
Added by FiberopticGal on May 15, 2012 at 7:51pm —
We’ve all been there; you’re looking for a new job, and as time goes on you find yourself more and more discouraged at the lack of responses. Days, weeks, and possibly months go by without as much as a few nibbles. You gradually start lowering your expectations, expanding your radius and even widening your specific industry targets. Jobs that were once unattractive now seem like the preferred options. As you see it, the problem is the economy, other “better” candidates, or hiring managers… Continue
Added by Ryan Connors on April 25, 2012 at 8:30am —
Further to our earlier blog titled The Brilliant CV which outlined the basic requirements for a great CV, there are a couple of further useful observations which are worth sharing with all prospective candidates. Despite various arguments within the recruitment community that the CV is on the way out, it is still of utmost importance and although it can be embellished with great tools such as… Continue
Added by Ger McInerney on October 29, 2011 at 11:04am —
When you hear the saying “a picture tells a thousand words”, this means that a picture can tell a story just as easily as a large amount of text. The same is true about your professional resume. Your resume can tell the reader a lot about the type of person you are and the type of worker you will…
Added by Gavin Redelman on October 9, 2011 at 7:35am —
#1: The smartest person always gets the job
Definitely not true – companies these days are more interested in the complete worker. Having brains is always an advantage, but it's not the only thing that hiring managers are looking for. In today’s economy, an employer… Continue
Added by Gavin Redelman on October 6, 2011 at 6:39pm —
As an Employer:
- Saying the job needs to be filled asap when the following week your closing the order (Wait till you call me next time with a really urgent request).
- Giving the same job to 5 or more other search firms (Everyones’ going to try so hard).
- Not allowing the recruiter…
Added by Francois Guay on October 4, 2011 at 8:00am —
Are first impressions really that important? The answer is... YES!
When the decision comes to hire a new employee, the candidates that are chosen almost always will share similar educational backgrounds, skills and experience. Because of this, it can be the small things that make the difference between getting the job or not. A lousy handshake or dirty shoes can be all it takes to… Continue
Added by Gavin Redelman on September 4, 2011 at 7:18pm —