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The top ten CV mistakes that stop you getting short-listed

If you are applying for lots of jobs but not getting shortlisted for interviews then maybe you need to look again at your CV. Here is my list of the top ten CV mistakes that may stop you getting selected for interview. A ten-page CV!…


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Using keywords in your CV

A recent report in the Wall Street Journal highlighted the increasing use of technology in screening candidates for jobs. With some advertised vacancies attracting 1,000 or more applications, it’s not surprising that, faced with the task of manually reviewing each CV, automation is starting to…


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General Guidelines for a good CV

Keep it short and clear The CV should be easy to read and well laid out with clear section headings and with the information presented in a logical and easy-to-follow format. Keep it relevant Don’t spend a page describing your successful millennium project; it has…


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Dealing with gaps in your employment history

It’s almost inevitable that at some point in your career you are going to have to deal with gaps in your employment history and I’m often asked how you should deal with these gaps in your CV. Although of course the individual circumstances can be…


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10 Top Tips on How to use your CV to help you change careers

Making a major career change can be very tough particularly in the current job market where, because of the large number of job seekers, employers can afford to insist on only seeing candidates with previous experience in the same role. However, if you are really…


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Job Titles as Keywords in your CV

Including the titles of your past jobs and of roles you’re looking for is effective in making your CV stand out in relevant computer searches. These titles can be included in the professional profile paragraph of your CV and in the employment history section respectively.…


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Dealing with redundancy on your CV

It is very important to say that no one should feel embarrassed about redundancy. Particularly in these turbulent economic times there is no stigma attached to redundancy. You can be sure that the people who are going to read your CV may well have faced…


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