What is a personal statement? A personal statement is a few sentences that appear at the top of your CV. It is sometimes referred to as a ‘career summary’ or a ‘personal mission statement’. What is it for? It explains where your career experience has taken you to this point…>
Your CV really needs to answer the recruiter’s questions and many people don’t appreciate just how important their CV is to finding a job. That might sound really obvious, but take a look at your CV now. Does it grab your attention? Has it got just the right amount of…>
Carefully choose the language to use to make your CV stand out from the crowd and grab the attention of the employer or recruiter and get you first on that shortlist of candidates to interview. In an increasingly competitive job seeker market, your CV needs to be easily found by…>
our LinkedIn profile can be an invaluable tool for your career development. It is your showcase to the professional world. Imagine LinkedIn as a huge virtual directory of everyone in your field – your LinkedIn Profile is your directory entry.
When talking about your responsibilities and achievements you need to be more creative (and I don’t mean lying!). You need to tailor this section to each job you apply for. This is the most difficult part of your CV to write because your sections on education and the list of…>
Two key sections of your CV are your education and work experience. If you don’t get these right then your CV will go in the bin immediately. This article will help you to write these sections and sell yourself effectively. General rules: A CV should not contain details about everything…>
This article will explore the important additional information that you will need to make your CV even more attractive to employers – and address some of the common pitfalls to avoid. Additional Information: Should you include details about your hobbies or clubs you belong to? It is a controversial area…>
This article focuses on CV writing and the use of language in a CV and how best to ensure you select those words which will open doors, rather than have them slammed shut after the first line. CVs should rarely be more than two sides long; for some occupations and…>
Your CV is a marketing tool that needs to stand out. This document will be the first impression the recruiter or employer has of you. Large corporations, as well as smaller organisations, are using an applicant tracking system (ATS) to screen candidates’ CVs. To get through to the next stage…>
Your referees are very important in the job-seeking process. Most people focus on presenting their qualifications, skills and experience and spend little time deciding who should be their referees. But choosing a good referee can make all the difference.