How You Could Be Sabotaging Your Job Search With CV Mistakes

Ms. Career Girl

So, your CV is ready to send out to recruiters or hiring managers, and you’re poised to take those all-important interview invites. You may have a packed CV, but if it’s littered with spelling mistakes and bad formatting, it won’t perform well overall.

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How to Write a Great Freelancer CV

Ms. Career Girl

If you’re going back to full-time work or looking for a full-time position for the first time, how do you go about crafting the perfect freelancer CV? Here are our top tips for crafting the perfect CV when transitioning from freelancing to a full-time job. Tailor Your CV.

9 Things Not to Include in Your CV

Ms. Career Girl

Your CV is essentially a snapshot of your achievements, designed to showcase your talents in the best way possible. Here are 9 things you should definitely steer clear of when writing your CV: 1) A photograph. Whilst this may sound pretty obvious, a huge amount of us lie in our CV’s.

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How to Bulk Up Your CV to Impress Future Employers

Ms. Career Girl

Your CV is the first thing that recruitment agents and employers will see when you are applying for a vacancy that you’re really interested in. This is why it can be a good idea to take part in things that can help you bulk out your CV with interesting and impressive experiences.

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Four Invaluable Tips to Job Search Less And Interview More


Just how tiring is to have to start all over again and dive into the atrocious process that is job searching and interviews? It’s never just about job hunting. 3 Become Recruitment-Friendly. With them, get in touch with other job-seekers or even companies themselves.

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How to Attract Recruiters on Linkedin

Ms. Career Girl

Rather than relying solely on sending out resumes and traditional networking, you can attract recruiters on LinkedIn, who reach out to you. Now, however, you can find the right company instantly and search all their listed employees.

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200 Action Words to Make Your CV Pop!

Catherines Career Corner

As a job seeker, how do you make your CV pop so that it’s noticed and picked up by recruiters? Well, start as many sentences as possible with any of these 200 action words to make your CV pop. The post 200 Action Words to Make Your CV Pop! Need a Job?

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What NOT to include on your CV…

Career Alley

‘You never get a second chance to make a first impression’, so the saying goes, the same applies to your CV. Fusion People are global recruitment specialist, and therefore see thousands of CV’s every month. Good luck in your search.

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Putting Your Job Search Plan to Work – Lesson 3

Career Alley

Job search is much the same. Implementing a job search plan is key to finding a job. With any of the resources listed below, there is always the danger of focusing on one job search channel at the expense all of your other resources. Job Search Boards.

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Is the Traditional CV Dead?

The Undercover Recruiter

The limiting and lifeless paper CV is being left behind as the world becomes fully immersed in everything that is digital. For decades, the traditional resume has played a significant role in recruitment. Is the Traditional CV Dead?

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The two places your job search must stay consistent

Cube Rules

Job searches are often long and complicated. What we think we need to do is get our resume ready, check out stuff on LinkedIn, load our resume up on to a job board or two, and check out our social media sites to find out the latest jobs available. As in, one job.

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The Best Creative Job Search Techniques

The Undercover Recruiter

You’ve got yourself a good degree, you’ve spent your summers completing up unpaid work experience at relevant companies in the industry and you’ve spent hours polishing off your CV. Finding a job should be a piece of cake right? The Best Creative Job Search Techniques.

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How to Write a Killer Contractor CV

The Undercover Recruiter

As a professional you have probably written and re-written a CV (curriculum vitae) more times than you can count, but re-writing your CV for contracting purposes is a little different. A basic CV usually includes an. How to Write a Killer Contractor CV.

7 Things Recruiters Won’t Tell You

Ms. Career Girl

Recruiters might be the ticket to your dream job. Here are 7 things recruiters will never tell you, but that you should know: You could probably negotiate. In a lot of cases, a recruiter could have gone higher, had the candidate only negotiated. Typically, a recruiter would get a salary range for each position and it’s unlikely that their initial offer would be at the top of that range. At the end of the day, the recruiter wants to make the placement.

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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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A YouTube Video Job Search Success Story


When Big Commerce began posting job openings on Craigslist earlier this year for customer service reps, Steven and Gareth really wanted to work there. First, they both lived in San Diego, and the jobs were in Austin. The YouTube Job Search & the Power of the Video Resume.

How To Write A CV That Will Grab Attention

Career Alley

Writing a great CV (curriculum vitae) isn’t always easy, especially in today’s tough economic climate. When jobs are plentiful, you can get away with having one that just is good enough and adequately illustrates your experience. Approach your CV with a minimalist attitude.

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Why Internships are Vital for Job Search

Career Alley

For any job seeking graduate or student, internships should be a top priority. *In In a recent survey, employers were asked ‘ What do you think gets graduates the most ahead in the jobs market?’ As well as being a great confidence builder and learning curve, it looks great on a CV.

4 Steps to Creating a Successful Video CV #TechTuesday

The Undercover Recruiter

The job market is incredibly competitive and making your CV stand out from other applicants’ isn’t an easy task. Although it is unlikely that video CVs are going to replace the traditional written CV any time soon, they might just be what it takes to catch an employers eye.

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Job Search Strategies for Highly Ambitious Individuals

Career Alley

If you’re determined to secure an excellent job, you’ll have to go further than just sending off a few CVs and hoping for the best. Here, we take a look at ways to secure the very best jobs out there. Never be afraid to pick up the phone and ask the person in charge of recruitment if they require any more information to help them make a decision. More and more recruiters are using LinkedIn to headhunt highly skilled candidates. Good luck in your search.

7 Steps to Planning Your Job Search

The Undercover Recruiter

Searching for a new job is almost a full-time job, as it takes hard work, time and commitment to succeed. 7 Steps to Planning Your Job Search. Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog.

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10 Essential Verbs to Use in Your CV

The Undercover Recruiter

Your written vocabulary is obviously extremely important in the process of writing your CV, but you must pay particular attention to the verbs you include. 10 Essential Verbs to Use in Your CV. Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog. Job Search CV Tips Job Hunting job search Standout CV

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7 Skills Every Project Manager CV Should Include

The Undercover Recruiter

Writing your CV as a project manager can be a complex task. A good project manager’s CV should demonstrate the candidate’s ability to lead staff, mitigate. 7 Skills Every Project Manager CV Should Include. Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog.

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21 Ways to Sabotage Your Job Search

Catherines Career Corner

Written by Catherine Adenle Now, when you are looking for a job, you can feel inundated if you think about the amount of factors beyond your control that might affect your chances of getting hired. All about Jobs Business Career Career help Career Management Cover Letter CV CV/Resume Interview Job Interview Job Search Job Searching Job Seekers Jobs Networking Salary Skills Skills Portfolio Social Media Web 2.0

5 Reasons Why Job Searching Just Got Interesting

Position Ignition

The job search used be an arduous task and let’s face it, pretty mundane! We’d spend endless hours perfecting our CV, licking and sticking envelopes and traipsing from door to door. Executive Job Search Job Search

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How To Write A CV That Gets You Hired

Career Realism

How To Write A CV That Gets You Hired. The first, important step to getting dream graduate jobs is your CV – it needs to stand out. In this competitive job market you need to show how you’re different and why they should hire you as their intern. Video CV.

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7 Job Search Mistakes Every Job Applicant Should Stop Doing

The Undercover Recruiter

Job searching in a tough market is a daunting and tedious process. During the job hunt course, the applicant has to go through a series of […]. 7 Job Search Mistakes Every Job Applicant Should Stop Doing.

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12 Ways to Speed Up Your Job Search

The Undercover Recruiter

Finding a job can take a long time, even when you do everything right on your end. 12 Ways to Speed Up Your Job Search. Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog.

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Job Search in the Digital Age: Video Resumes

Career Alley

Did you know that job recruiters only spend six seconds looking at a resume? To stand out from the crowd, many job seekers are submitting video resumes to complement or replace the traditional paper version. Good luck in your search. Job Search. jobs by.

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A Guide to Writing the Killer CV

The Undercover Recruiter

We’re back again – bringing you part two of our podcast series, aimed at helping graduates get ahead on the job hunt! In our first episode we busted ‘4 myths about job hunting’; unpacking some of the common thoughts most graduates have during the job hunt – and how to overcome them.

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Want CV Success? Follow This Recipe! [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Undercover Recruiter

When writing your CV, all you want is success. RELATED: 10 Things You Should NEVER Put on Your CV. Want CV Success? Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog. CV Tips Infographics Job Search format Giraffe header ingredients recipe success

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7 Things Not to Put on Your CV

Position Ignition

As a job hunter , you probably know in your heart that the more concise and relevant a CV is, the more likely it is to be read with interest. And the more interested a recruiter is in your CV, the more likely they are to shortlist you for an interview.

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The 7 Steps to Writing an Interview-Winning CV

The Undercover Recruiter

Your CV is your number one marketing tool when it comes to landing job interviews, so you need to ensure that it stands out from the crowd and catches the eye of the employers you are most interested in. The key to creating a top notch CV is knowing exactly how to structure your CV and.

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5 Ways to Simplify a Long CV while Maintaining Sophistication and Nuance

The Undercover Recruiter

Confession time: recruitment is as much about quantity as it is about quality, and most recruiters work in a permanent state of overdrive to hit volume and placement targets. 5 Ways to Simplify a Long CV while Maintaining Sophistication and Nuance.

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How to take charge of your job search

Ms. Career Girl

The post How to take charge of your job search appeared first on Ms. Whether you’re looking for a promotion or fancy a complete career change, taking charge of your job search is a must. Apply for jobs digitally. Set a job hunt schedule. Job Search

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10 Tips To a Successful CV

Corn on the Job

I recently stumbled on a video that talked about their 10 Tips to a Successful CV and I wanted to share it with you. We all know how important the CV/Resume is in making the first impression and it can make or break your chances in the job search.

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11 CV Factors You Shouldn’t Forget

The Undercover Recruiter

If time spent writing your CV is really just time spent staring at a blank screen, you’re not alone, we’ve been there too. We aren’t born knowing how to write a great CV, so it’s up to you to. 11 CV Factors You Shouldn’t Forget. Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog. CV Tips Interview Tips Recruiting Resume & CV Writing Career Cover Letter job job search role

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Forget About Your CV and Start Networking Now!

Position Ignition

Recently, Simon North , Founder of Position Ignition wrote an article for , one of the largest job websites in the UK. In this article he says that for "as long as he can remember, the CV has been the ‘passport’ to jobs and to work.

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5 Tips for Reviewing Your CV

Position Ignition

So you’ve completed your CV and you’re ready to send it off as part of your application to that job vacancy you’ve got your eye on. But wait…before you print it off or attach it to an email, be sure to review your CV. You want to make sure there are no glaring mistakes or nothing vital you’ve accidentally missed out before you let a recruiter or potential employer see it. Here are 5 top tips for reviewing your CV: 1.

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8 Smart Ways to Job Search

Position Ignition

Looking for a job can be all time consuming and requires a lot of dedication and discipline to keep at it. Here are some tips to help you use your time wisely and to perform a smart job search rather than letting the time slip away from you: 1. Don't Depend on Recruiters. Although it may be tempting to use recruitment agencies or headhunters, you can’t rely on them to magic up a job for you. Your CV is just one of hundreds to them.

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5 Golden Rules to Maximising Your Job Search

Position Ignition

The job market is very tough and competitive these days and so it's really important to have a clear strategy and to stay on top of your job search. Here we offer you 5 Golden Rules to ensure you stay in control of your career and job search: 1. Job Search

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How to Ensure A Recruiter Reads Your CV [Top Tips]

The Undercover Recruiter

When preparing your CV, how much time do you spend thinking about the person who might end up reading it? As a recruiter I currently spend anywhere between 50% and 75% of my time resourcing for the “perfect” candidate. Not all about the CV. CV arrangement.

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How to Kick-Start Your Graduate Job Search

The Undercover Recruiter

However, you may also begin to feel the pressure of finding a job and setting the ball rolling for your career. View Article How to Kick-Start Your Graduate Job Search Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog.

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