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CV REWRITE TIPS

FORMATTING All CV information should be in the main body of the Word document because of the way applicant tracking systems (ATS) process documents during the selection phase of recruitment. The software may not parse the information correctly if the text is placed within tables, frames, the header, or the footer. KEYWORDS Study relevant job advertisements [...]

By |2017-01-28T15:04:42+00:00September 20th, 2016|CV Writing Tips|Comments Off on CV REWRITE TIPS

Hit the Ground Running When Your Parenting Leave Expires

There is no perfect time to go back to work after you’ve taken maternity or paternity leave. Your employer may decide it’s time to return, or your pocketbook might dictate that you get back to the office. Whether you have a job waiting for you or you plan to look for a new one, we [...]

By |2017-01-28T15:04:43+00:00August 27th, 2015|Career Development, CV Writing Tips|Comments Off on Hit the Ground Running When Your Parenting Leave Expires

Transform a Responsibility into an Achievement

Although not every duty/responsibility can be transformed into an achievement, it can be helpful to ask yourself the following questions: How can I elaborate on how well I performed this duty/responsibility by adding action verbs, adverbs, adjectives, or statistics? In what ways did I do this more efficiently, quicker, or better in other ways than anyone [...]

By |2017-01-28T15:04:43+00:00July 1st, 2015|CV Writing Tips|Comments Off on Transform a Responsibility into an Achievement

Referees for Job Candidates

Who should be a referee? Deciding whom to use as a reference can be complicated. Your referee has to know first-hand about your job skills and personality, but also, they have to support your job application. If they do not care whether you get the job or not, the information, they give your potential employer [...]

By |2017-01-28T15:04:45+00:00April 15th, 2015|CV Writing Tips|Comments Off on Referees for Job Candidates

X-Military Veterans and Technology for Job Hunting

Veterans can overcome barriers to employment through diligence and a few modern tools. While the unemployment rate among veterans from 2001 through 2011 was significantly higher than that for non-veterans, the good news is that veterans' unemployment rate has been dropping since then, a sign that initiatives for helping veterans find employment are working. The [...]

By |2017-01-28T15:04:46+00:00January 5th, 2015|Career Development, Job Hunting|Comments Off on X-Military Veterans and Technology for Job Hunting

The Imaginative Job Application

Imagine the possibilities ... It doesn't matter where you are looking for creative jobs, your application can stand out from the crowd. The latest technology and tough competition means that innovative applications are on the rise. A traditional CV created with Microsoft Word works for most applications, but new infographic CVs and video applications could [...]

By |2017-01-28T15:04:47+00:00January 5th, 2015|CV Formats|Comments Off on The Imaginative Job Application

Writing a CV for a Graduate Job

Graduating in the years during or just after a recession can be tough. The job market is very competitive and the recent graduate is competing against people with several years of relevant experience and glowing recommendations from bosses who did not want to lose them. Although recent graduates may not have a lot of relevant [...]

By |2017-01-28T15:04:48+00:00January 5th, 2015|CV Writing Tips, Resume Writing|Comments Off on Writing a CV for a Graduate Job

Career Starter CV Tips

What to put in your CV when starting your career Whether you are looking for an accounting job or one in the service industry, you will notice that employers are often looking for people with relevant experience. If you are a career starter who is without experience, you will wonder how you can you get [...]

By |2015-01-05T16:49:12+00:00January 5th, 2015|Career Development, CV Writing Tips|Comments Off on Career Starter CV Tips

CV writing tips for the UK and Ireland

Writing a CV for the UK or Ireland If you are writing a CV for a position in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland, here are a few tips: Name and Contact Details: Clearly state your name, postal address, telephone number (either mobile/cell or landline), and email address at the top [...]

By |2017-01-28T15:04:50+00:00February 18th, 2014|CV Writing Tips|Comments Off on CV writing tips for the UK and Ireland

5 CV Writing Don’ts for graduates

Two types of CVs or resumes are sent to employers — those that tell what you are and those that tell who you are. CVs that tell what you are highlight irrelevant and unnecessary details. Expect those to be tossed into an employer's rubbish bin. Documents that tell who you are inspire creativity and engage. Expect those to find a [...]

By |2017-01-28T15:04:51+00:00August 17th, 2013|CV Writing Tips|Comments Off on 5 CV Writing Don’ts for graduates

How to Create a Perfect Resume

How to develop the best possible resume Resume writing should be taken seriously by anyone who is in dire need of a good job. According to professional resume writing experts at SolidEssay.com, a good resume normally wins the interest of any employer while a bad one attracts lots of criticism. So how do you develop [...]

By |2017-01-28T15:04:51+00:00August 9th, 2013|CV Writing Tips, Resume Writing|Comments Off on How to Create a Perfect Resume

What Does your CV Say About You?

What Does your CV Say About You?  The CV is your first opportunity to catch the attention of your potential employer. You have a short space of time to gain, maintain the interest of the reader and sell yourself as the perfect candidate for the position. You need to be able to highlight all of [...]

By |2017-01-28T15:04:51+00:00July 4th, 2013|CV Writing Tips|Comments Off on What Does your CV Say About You?

Professional CV – The Facts

A professionally written CV will win you an interview because it is ... well-written, starting with a profile statement that highlights your target job criteria. designed so that important facts can be read quickly and easily. accompanied by a concise and interesting cover letter. presented on the appropriate number of pages for your industry sector [...]

By |2017-01-28T15:05:06+00:00September 18th, 2012|CV Writing Tips|Comments Off on Professional CV – The Facts