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By Matt Craven – Managing Director of The CV & Interview Advisors.
There has been some conjecture amongst professionals regarding the merits of a personal profile on a CV. This conjecture stems from the fact that many job seekers fill their personal profiles with irrelevant and mostly clichéd information. Here at the CV & Interview Advisors, we offer free CV Appraisals, there... Read more >>
In my capacity as a Career Consultant, I have worked closely with the IT industry for many years and two challenges keep rearing their ugly head: Firstly, how does an IT Contractor write a CV that isn't six pages long; and secondly, what happens if you want to apply for a role that draws upon skills gained in a contract that isn't the most recent piece of work that you have done. I anticipate lots... Read more >>
During the current economic gloom, we all know that finding a new job is a tricky old business. I spoke to a job seeker recently who was told by the recruitment agent that he was up against 300 other applicants and wouldn't be considered because his experience wasn't "spot on".
The frustrating part of this example is that the candidates experience was spot on; his CV just wasn’t writ... Read more >>
I raise this question having done a CV clinic at a recent careers fair in Sheffield. The event was attended by hundreds of young professionals and recent graduates who had invested thousands of pounds and three to four years in gaining a degree.
At one point we had people queuing out of the door to receive a free appraisal of their CV. At this stage, I was encouraged to think that thes... Read more >>
What are people's thoughts on Personal Profile sections on CVs? As a company, we provide hundreds on free CV appraisals a week and it seems that the same style of personal profile comes up time and time again.
If I had a penny for each time I have read that a job seeker has excellent communication skills, can work under pressure and can work in a team as well as an individual, then I w... Read more >>
With all the doom and gloom in the news about the recession and the shortage of jobs in the UK marketplace at the moment, it's a breath of fresh air to hear about new government predictions for the
growth of the renewable energy sector, so there's never been a better time to have 'green' credentials on your CV.
Business secretary Lord Mandelson said: "Low-carbon and environmental g... Read more >>
If you didn't get the A-Level/A2 grades you needed for your first choice of University then you may well be considering clearing this year.
Often clearing is a very quick process, based on the spaces a University needs to fill and your grades, but occassionally a university will request you attend an interview before offering you a place.
At this interview you need to present... Read more >>
If you've just left sixth form/college, and have decided not to go down the University route for whatever reason, after enjoying one last summer of freedom you'll now be faced with finding a job!
Many companies offer training schemes to 18 year olds, and many will sponsor you to do a part time course at a local college, meaning you can earn a wage whilst still gaining qualifications.
By Matt Craven, Owner of The CV & Interview Advisors.
Here are our top 10 tips:
1) Include a brief Personal Profile at the start of the CV. This should explain what you are, e.g. an experienced IT professional with extensive configuration management expertise; a brief description of your key skills; and an indication of the kind of role you are looking for.
The profile ... Read more >>
The 3rd of June episode of The Apprentice saw the remaining candidates face harsh interviews from a handful of Sir Alan Sugar's trusted allies.
The board consisted of Claude Litner, Sir Alan's former "trouble shooter"; Alan Watts, partner (lawyer) at Herbert Smith; Bordan Tkachuk, CEO of Viglen; and Karen Brady, MD of Birmingham City Football Club (and former business woman of the yea... Read more >>
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