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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

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

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

Your CV – Make It Findable Online

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 [...]

By |2017-01-28T15:05:09+00:00April 16th, 2012|CV Writing Tips|2 Comments

Résumé to UK-style CV

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 [...]

By |2017-01-28T15:05:10+00:00February 27th, 2012|CV Writing Tips|1 Comment

CV Advice for Project Managers

1. CVs are more important than ever in today's competitive job market. What are the best ways for job seekers, particularly project managers, to grab the attention of HR/recruiters? HR managers and recruiters desperately want to find the right candidate as quickly as possible. You will grab their attention the moment they can find the [...]

By |2017-01-28T15:05:13+00:00April 5th, 2010|CV Writing Tips|2 Comments