CVs & covering letters
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CV writing is a chore for many, and often candidates simply add to previous templates that served them well in the past. If you're looking for a new role, you need to approach your CV in a fresh way. One area in particular is the traditional first section ‘personal profile’.
Posted by The Career Gym on 09/01/2015
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With many organisations having to go through several rounds of ‘long lists’ just to get the number of potential candidates down to a respectable shortlist, the CV and covering letter have become even more important.
Posted by Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University on 19/11/2014
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As the first thing a potential employer sees, your CV will be used to make an immediate judgment about you. If it’s not up to scratch, you can kiss your chances of an interview goodbye.
Posted by Changeboard on 22/06/2013
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You probably feel that you do not need any help in revising or writing your CV. However, many people we talk to find it easy to improve their CV to increase their chance of being called for interview.
Posted by Strategic Dimensions on 21/11/2012
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In these tough conditions it’s a great time to take a light-hearted look at some application clangers to help us all recognize what candidates should avoid when applying for new jobs.
Posted by Aspen In-house on 21/11/2012
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People have often asked me to show them a CV which they can adapt to their purposes. While examples can help, CVs should be created around the very different individuals they are to advertise.
Posted by Changeboard on 21/11/2012
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Top tips on how to make sure your CV stands out from the crowd.
Posted by Hays on 22/10/2012
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So you’ve come to the ‘Interests’ section of your CV and realise you don’t have a life? Yes you do. But just be careful about how much of that life you share with your future employer…
Posted by Changeboard on 19/09/2012
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The art of writing a CV – and it is an art - is all about painting a picture of yourself (to extend the metaphor). But where do you start?
Posted by Astralis on 05/08/2012
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Producing a good CV - it’s an endlessly discussed issue, and one that is so much at the heart of finding a job. Why then, do so many of us get it wrong?
Posted by Courtenay HR on 20/06/2012