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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Findability Factors for your CV You have heeded all the advice on CV content and format. You have uploaded your CV to the top job boards. You are waiting to be found. Increase the chances that your CV will be found by recruiters looking for your skills and experience by learning about how online job [...]
Job hunting is never fun, especially in times such as this. You may be able to find a job in London, but if you live in one of the UK's smaller towns then finding anything better than waiting tables or bar work can be a complete nightmare. Recruitment companies have seen applications almost treble in the [...]
Transform your North American résumé into a UK-style CV Back in 1887, the British writer, Oscar Wilde wrote ... “we have really everything in common with America these days, except, of course, language.” It is still true today so if you want the information in your résumé to be instantly understood and appreciated by a [...]
German-style CV If you are writing an English CV for a position in Germany / Deutschland, here are a few tips: Include a cover sheet with your name, address, telephone number, and email address on the top right side and your place of birth, date of birth, nationality, and marital status on the bottom right [...]
When you cannot use attachments or formatted documents, copy and paste the relevant sections of your Pro-CV PLAIN TEXT.txt file or your own .txt file (without line breaks) into your EMAIL ‘compose’ box. If a job description asks you to include a plain text CV in the body of an email, make sure your email [...]
The traditional reverse chronological CV lists your experience starting with your most recent job.
Your CV or resume may only get a 10-second glance during the initial screening stage – so make it count!