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5 words to avoid in your CV

5 words to avoid in your CV

September 9, 2013

How many CVs have you seen, or have you sent in to employers, that start with the phrase “I am a hard working individual…” or something similar? Most people are bound to have used any of the following words in a version of their CV at some point, and while technically, these words aren’t necessarily ones you should avoid at all costs, but ultimately you are far safer actually explaining to …

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How social media can make or break your job search [Infographic]

How social media can make or break your job search [Infographic]

February 11, 2013

It’s no secret that these days social media can play a big part in the recruitment process – LinkedIn especially for obvious reasons! While this is great for many people who are interested in new career opportunities, beware – many hiring managers will Google prospective employees to gain a further insight into them, and if your social media profiles leave a negative imp …

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Google integrates Google+ into job search and applications

Google integrates Google+ into job search and applications

January 25, 2013

By Ross Coverdale Google have recently introduced Google+ integration into their recruitment site, and while this may seem like their way of trying to shoehorn their own social platform into yet another corner of the Google universe, in some ways it does add real value. When users navigate to job listings, they will …

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Don’t bumble your CV with buzzwords

Don’t bumble your CV with buzzwords

December 6, 2012

Are you a motivated, creative, hardworking professional with effective analytical skills who can act responsibly and blah blah blah? Let’s face it – when it comes to people’s CVs – so is everyone. Now don’t get me wrong, it’s not to say that nobody will believe you, but if millions of other people are using the same buzzwords that you are, are you going to be noticed when your CV is on …

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Stop your CV from ringing alarm bells!

Stop your CV from ringing alarm bells!

November 19, 2012

There are so many things to consider when putting together a CV, but it’s a good idea to think about a few things that might have employers making assumptions about you. Essentially, it’s all about explaining the things that your job history on its own doesn’t really cover, from why you left your last job, to other personal circumstances. Leave these explanations out, and you’re leaving it …

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Why what you’ve done is better than 'experience'.

Why what you’ve done is better than 'experience'.

November 7, 2012

If you’re looking for a new job, you might be tempted to show a prospective employer that you are experienced in a particular field, and one way of putting this across may be to say that you have x number of years’ experience. Strictly speaking, there’s nothing wrong with doing this, but it’s not really enough. You might want to consider putting more into your CV to show that you’ve not …

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What might be wrong with your CV.

What might be wrong with your CV.

October 25, 2012

By Ross Coverdale In one of our earlier blogs, we touched on only applying for roles that you are actually suitable for (read here). However, even if you do follow this rule, you might find yourself sending in a lot of applications and not ge …

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