How to Write a Crap CV!


Having a quality CV can seriously affect your chances of getting the job you applying for. To prevent yourself from getting the job you want, here are the 8 best ways to ensure your CV ends up in the trash. Use one CV for all job applications.

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5 Tips for a Great CV

Career Alley

If you’re a job seeker looking for IT support jobs, computer jobs, IT sales jobs or web developer jobs, remember that you only get one chance to impress … and that means your CV has to be compelling. Here are 5 useful tips to help make your CV do just that.

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Another New Advertiser That I Know You Will Want To Check Out!

Resume Help Blog

Total Jobs is a full service company that offers resume and CV help as well as employment placement; in fact they have thousands of jobs all over Europe. Advertise With Us Advice and Articles Employment opportunities Total Jobs United Kingdom Jobs

Top Tips for quickly improving your CV

Mildred Talabi

Your CV is one document you’re going to need to pay special attention to throughout your working life and there’s always something new to learn about improving it. In this sponsored guest post, recruitment agent, Simon Cruz, offers his top tips for quickly improving your CV.

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Careers Book Review: The Straightforward CV by Pauline Rogers

Position Ignition

The Straightforward CV **. The first chapter is entitled “Interpreting Adverts&# and is a rare acknowledgement of the importance of specifically tailoring your CV to particular job vacancies. Books CV and Interviews Job SearchDefinitely! Go out and buy it. ** A good read!

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You have submitted your CV/Resume, now what?

Career Alley

CareerAlley Career advice, job search advice and job search site reviews Comments By Email Posts Jobs powered by Simply Hired « Job Hunting – It’s a Jungle Out There Restarting Your Job Search When All Else Fails – Vol 2 » You have submitted your CV/Resume, now what?

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5 Sure Signs You Need a CV Makeover

Mildred Talabi

Let’s be honest, you really hate doing your CV, don’t you? For every job advertised, you’re now looking at an average of 69 other applicants vying for the same position as you. How do you know if your CV cuts the mustard? 5 sure signs you need a CV makeover.

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How to Get Your CV Right [9 Top Tips]

The Undercover Recruiter

When applying for a job, it’s important to get your CV right when you send it off. Here are 9 top tips to make sure your CV is perfect: Know What the CV is For: First thing you need to know about your CV is what it is for. How to Get Your CV Right [9 Top Tips].

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What Recruiters Really Want to See on Your CV

The Undercover Recruiter

If they tick most of the boxes then I will usually call them as soon as possible or read further into their CV. Things I look for in their CV are minimum educational requirements, relevant experience, a desire to do the job I am advertising and the ability to work in that location.

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Six is the new 30 – you now have less seconds to impress with your CV

Mildred Talabi

This article has been circulating on the social media front for a little while so if you haven’t yet seen it, it’s probably because a) you don’t follow me on Twitter , or b) you haven’t joined my 7 Keys to a Winning CV Facebook page. What this means for your CV (six key areas).

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The Digital CV – Innovative or Just a Gimmick?

Resume Bear

Recently the CV has undergone yet another transformation to bring it up to date with our digitally driven 21 st Century. The online CV is increasingly becoming an expectation for various job roles. The post The Digital CV – Innovative or Just a Gimmick?

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My Favorite Resume and CV Template: Introducing TruFocus | Tim's.

Tim's Strategy

Blog Free Downloads Sponsor Resources FAQ [06.02.10] View Comments My Favorite Resume and CV Template: Introducing TruFocus If you’ve been looking for a resume or CV template that really works. After all, a resume or CV is a marketing document.

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My Favorite Resume and CV Template: Introducing TruFocus

Tim's Strategy

Blog Free Downloads Sponsor Resources FAQ [06.02.10] View Comments My Favorite Resume and CV Template: Introducing TruFocus If you’ve been looking for a resume or CV template that really works. After all, a resume or CV is a marketing document.

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Format Wars: What’s the Best Way to Showcase Your Media CV?

Career Alley

In the last few years, the humble CV has advanced in leaps and bounds. If you’re applying to media jobs , it stands to reason that you may wish to present your CV using a medium that is in keeping with the industry you’re entering. Thus, if you’re trying for a digital media job, you might wish to digitally display your CV via an online hosting site. Conversely, even the most polished online CV will not withstand scrutiny if there’s nothing on it worth scrutinising.

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How to Attract the Right Candidates to Your Job Vacancy

The Undercover Recruiter

The number of job advertisements and applications are continuing to rise in the UK, and are making it more difficult for companies to attract the right candidates to their vacancies. The rate of applications to job advertisements has remained higher than pre-recession figures.

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More CV Keywords to get you noticed!

Catherines Career Corner

Activated Adapted Addressed Adjusted Administered Advanced Advertised Advised Advocated. The post More CV Keywords to get you noticed! Related posts: 5 Power Words to Make Your CV Get Noticed. Accelerated Accomplished Achieved Acquired. Acted. Aided Allocated Analyzed Answered Anticipated Applied Appraised Approved Arbitrated Arranged Ascertained Aspired Assembled Assessed Assigned Assisted Attained. Audited Augmented Authored Automated Awarded Balanced. Began. Boosted.

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The Next Chapter of Resume Advice

The Undercover Recruiter

Since transitioning from a sourcing role into an advertising/marketing role six years ago, I don’t see nearly as many resumes as I used to. Job Search Resume & CV Writing CV Tips job search job seeker RecruitmentHowever, last year, I was asked to help out with a number of sourcing projects which have extended into this year, allowing me to revisit the sourcing world and sharpen some. View Article. The Next Chapter of Resume Advice.

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7 Very Important Aspects of the Recruitment Process

The Undercover Recruiter

Writing the Job Advertisement. Recruiting CV Feedback Employer Branding Job ads RecruitmentNo two companies are the same. So it makes sense that when it comes to recruitment, every company does things slightly differently.

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How To Grab the Attention of A Good Recruiter

Position Ignition

A Clear And Concise C.V. The most important tool in seizing the attention of a recruiter is the curriculum vitae, or C.V. The C.V. It should be no more than one page in length, and it should demonstrate to the recruiter why the applicant would be the perfect fit for the advertised position. The recruiter will see hundreds, if not thousands of C.V.'s, s, so it is important that the applicant spend an appropriate amount of time constructing and perfecting the C.V.

Young Professionals: Stress Less About Being Inexperienced

The Undercover Recruiter

A younger friend of mine spotted his dream corporate role being advertised recently, within weeks of graduating from his business degree at university. CV Tips Young People

2016 114

Tips On How To Find A Job In Tough Economic Times


Use free networking sites to advertise yourself and your skills. Tips from the Pros cv example expert resume job job search professional cv professional resume resume service resume writer resume writers resume writing sample cv sample resumeWhat can you do to be competitive when looking for a new job? Writing a quick resume late at night and applying for random jobs is NOT going to get you the job you are looking for.

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Which online college is the most popular with jobseekers.

Resume Bear

Oct, 2010 11 Comments I was online (as always) and stumbled across an advertisement for an online college. Oct, 2010 at 11:46 pm The University of Phoenix are definitely very visible and prominent with their advertising.

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66 Free Cover Letter Samples and Formats

Catherines Career Corner

Everyone who sends out a CV has to send out a cover letter even if it’s not mentioned in the job advertisement. It’s expected that you will write and send a cover letter to accompany your CV. Explore these 66 free cover letter samples and formats as a useful source of ideas for yours. The cover [.]. Author information. Catherine Adenle. Founder at Catherine's Career Corner. Founder, Catherine's Career Corner.

Trade Jobs in Australia and NZ


With the competition for jobs so intense for both domestic and international job seekers, slapping a few sentences together and writing “CV” at the top of a page is no longer good enough to get you hired.

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Australia Week at RedStarResume


For example, if the job advertisement lists certain duties for the job, make sure you incorporate these duties into your current resume. Tips from the Pros aussie jobs aussie resume australia jobs australian cv australian resume australian resumes cv writing migrate to australia moving to australia resume writing skilled migration visa student visa visa visa assessment work in australiaHow do Australian Resumes differ from those of other countries?

2011 109

The Do’s and Don’ts of LinkedIn Job Hunting

The Undercover Recruiter

They have successfully implemented a way to advertise openings based on how closely they relate to your title. Job Search Social Media Career job application job search LinkedIn Profile Resume & CV WritingThere’s no doubt that LinkedIn is a great way to find a new job. If you are a Human Resources Manager, chances are you will see a handful of ad’s for HR Manager positions local to you. View Article. The Do’s and Don’ts of LinkedIn Job Hunting.

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How to Create the Perfect Job Application Online

Position Ignition

With organisations increasingly advertising their job vacancies online, the process of applying online is becoming a job search skill in itself. CV and Interviews Job Search Return to WorkHere we have put together some tips for getting it right: 1. Know what you want. Have a clear idea of what you seek. The more clear you are on this, the more specific you can be. This will refine your area of search.

2012 146

Why Can't I Find a Job Through Recruitment Agencies?

Position Ignition

Each agency seems to have so many vacancies advertised on its website and its windows, so why are the job interviews and offers not filtering through to you? CV and Interviews Careers Advice Job Search

2011 168

How to Get The Job You’ll Love [9 Simple Steps]

The Undercover Recruiter

3) Create a CV: By: buyalex. You can now begin writing your CV. Use key words from the advertisement. References: Name, number, position and address (you MUST ask this person can you place this information on your CV). RELATED: Top 10 Things NOT to Include on Your CV.

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66 Free Cover Letter Samples and Formats

Catherines Career Corner

Everyone who sends out a CV has to send out a cover letter even if it’s not mentioned in the job advertisement. It’s expected that you will write and send a cover letter to accompany your CV. Covering Letter No-Nos… Free Job Based CV Templates. Explore these 66 free cover letter samples and formats as a useful source of ideas for yours. The cover [.]. The post 66 Free Cover Letter Samples and Formats appeared first on Catherine's Career Corner.

10 key job hunting lessons I’ve learnt from going back to work

Mildred Talabi

My book 7 Keys to a Winning CV had been written and published, my CV writing business had been established, I had gotten into a flow with my weekly blogging on careers, and every so often the invites would come in to speak or run a CV workshop at a university or employment event.

2012 108

Essential Criteria To Include In Your Resume


Relevant Skills: Every job advertisement calls for certain qualifications or skills from a candidate, and it’s always a good idea to incorporate these somewhere on your resume. Tips from the Pros cv sample grad resume graduate resume resume resume company resume format resume presentation resume sample resume secret resume tips resume writing student resume

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Walk-in job enquiries – 7 tips to impress this Christmas

Mildred Talabi

I recently had a meeting with the manager of my local WHSmith (where you can now pick up 7 Keys to a Winning CV ) and he shared with me how the number of walk-in job enquiries they receive in the run up to Christmas always increases dramatically.

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Job Applications: Selling Your Skills

Catherines Career Corner

Sample job advertisement – The High Roller Group. Sample job advertisement – Innovative Car Hire. Jobs Ace that interview All about Jobs Career Advancement Career help CV Success Effective CV Effective Resume Job Applications: Selling Your Skills Job Interview Tips Perfect Your Pitch SkillsWhat can you offer? Transferable skills. Relating skills to opportunities. Graduate vacancies and skills. PhD vacancy example. Presenting the evidence.

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Use This Marketing Strategy to AIDA Your Job Hunt

The Undercover Recruiter

AIDA is an acronym for the stages which occur when a potential consumer engages with a marketing or advertising technique. In this case the consumer will be the employer and the product being advertised is you. Job Search action attention CV desire interest interview Resume

2013 109

Why jobseekers need to show interest in Pinterest…

Mildred Talabi

If you need help with your CV, grab a copy of 7 Keys to a Winning CV from Amazon, or head over to my CV makeover page. Blog Job hunting tips Social media CV digital employment job search Pinterest social media technology

2012 97

5 Golden Rules to Maximising Your Job Search

Position Ignition

You immediately lose control of your CV and where it ends up. Take a look at our article on ' Forget about your CV and start networking '. Call the recruiter advertising the role and sound them out.

2012 227

What lies beneath….the hidden job market (and how you can find it)

Mildred Talabi

This layer is called the hidden (or invisible) job market and it’s what lies beneath the surface of advertised jobs. Statistics have it that as much as 60% of jobs (some calculate much more) are never actually advertised.

2012 85

How To Work With A Recruiter – Guidelines | Boomers Next Step

Boomers Next Step

I thought I would share with you some guidelines for submitting your CV or resume to an agency RELEVANCE: Do not bother to look at our industry specialism. We are good at guessing and it gives us something to do in the quiet moments TAILORED CVs: When you respond to a specific vacancy don’t bother to amend your CV to include all of the relevant experience you have for this job. It would be silly to allow us to edit your CV.

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How Technology Transformed the Recruitment Industry [INFOGRAPHIC] #TechTuesday

The Undercover Recruiter

The 1950s saw the CV become an necessity for all vacancies, and the first job advertisements appeared in 1970 newspapers. Infographics LinkedIn Recruitment Tech Tuesday Technology #TechTuesday Career CV Tips Hiring industry

Getting Past The Resume Stage

Career Alley

With so many different schools of thought when it comes to CV’s these days, just how do you make yours stand out and net that vital face to face meeting with prospective future employers? Presenting the Right Kind of CV. What Your CV Should Say About You.

2013 173

Keywords – Will They Get You The Job?

Career Realism

How many times have you been told not to use the same old cliché sayings in your CV? How many times have you heard that employers are tired of reading repetitive, regurgitated CV’s and want unique and original copy? It’s time to follow the herd and make sure your CV makes the cut.

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Expert Résumé Advice to Help You Secure a Job Interview

Career Alley

One way you can increase your chances of securing that interview is with a winning résumé or CV. This article is jam-packed with expert advice on how you can transform your résumé: Freshen Up Your CV. Like many people, chances are you’re guilty of the biggest CV sin out there.

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