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Going back a few years, back in the days when I was a Senior Recruiter within the contract market, I remember thinking that there must be a way to write a CV for Contractors and Interim Managers that doesn’t end up being 6 pages long.
The issue of the most recent job being at the top also bothered me as this wasn’t always the one that I wanted to showcase to a potential employer / ... Read more >>
In this tough market with approximately 8 million job seekers, it is important to be savvy with your job hunting strategy. It is easy to become demoralised so here are my top tips to keep you sane.
Only apply for jobs that you are the perfect match for. Think about who else is likely to apply for the role rather than assessing your ability to do the job. You may read a job spec and thi... Read more >>
I remember the days after leaving University and needing to get a job. I had a check list; new suit, five shirts, five ties, haircut, brief case (back in the day when people used them), filofax (also back in the day when people used them), “oh - and I best get my CV sorted out as well”. Two hours later, I had knocked up a list of personal details, qualifications and jobs that I had done during... Read more >>
The new series of The Apprentice starts on Wednesday March 21st 2012 and I must confess that as much as the show frustrates me; it is one of my guilty pleasures. I like nothing more than watching these hard headed young business people complete their tasks and subsequently face off against each other in the board room. Now I personally think the tasks are pretty hard - I think it is easy to look o... Read more >>
Having set up and run various businesses and operated as the Managing Director of The CV & Interview Advisors for several years; the self-employed, entrepreneur and business owner community is very dear to my heart.
David Cameron talks about SMEs as being the engine room of the economy; employed folk stand back in admiration of their friends who have set up their own businesses; and I ... Read more >>
Last week we were approached by a very talented chap (lets call him Dave) who had engaged the services of one of our competitors and was rather underwhelmed by the results. We are huge advocates for driving professional standards across our industry and therefore I thought I would share his experiences with the outside world.
Firstly, it should be said that at all times, the CV Writer ... Read more >>
The Apprentice seems to be losing none of its popularity and the entries for the next series are due in by midnight on Sunday 3rd July.
Matt Craven, Managing Director of The CV & Interview Advisors gives his advice on how to produce a winning application.
Q1) Why should you be Lord Sugar's business partner?
Think of this section of the applications form as your b... Read more >>
By Matt Craven, Managing Director of The CV & Interview Advisors
I remember leaving university back in the early 90s and approaching a local secretarial services firm to type my CV so that I could post it out to all the employers that were surely desperate to hire my good self into their business. I also remember thinking at the time that £40 seemed really expensive.
It also... Read more >>
Transitioning from a career within the Forces to the Civilian world can be a daunting task however Forces personnel are very much in demand and with the right job hunting strategy, lucrative and fulfilling careers are very much achievable.
1. Round pegs for round holes. Too many careers advisors will tell you to write a Personal Profile that focuses on transfe... Read more >>
1) Make sure your LinkedIn profile has been given the same care and attention as a corporate website. It is effectively your website to promote your micro-business and is a critical piece of marketing collateral which is viewed by 85% of Recruiters / Hiring Managers before a hiring decision is made.
2) Shift your thinking about CVs. Most people are still using the same style that they had whe... Read more >>
"Thank you very much for the work you have done. I was pretty confident to begin with, however, having seen my new CV, your efforts have boosted that confidence even further. My CV ..."
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