In my time as a headhunter in the City, I read literally thousands of CVs. Time and again, the same mistakes cropped up in the CVs of even the most eligible applicants I worked with.Read More
Cover letters are a much-neglected component of any job search. Accordingly to one survey, half of recruiters see cover letters as being as important as the CV itself. Yet how much time do you devote to each cover letter? Applicants often rehash the same cover letter for several applications, which can really jeopardise chances of being invited to interview.Read More
Is it time to upgrade your CV? In this blog, we cover both timing and structural considerations in this blog.Read More
Since Microsoft acquired LinkedIn in 2016 and started rolling out changes to the platform in March 2017 a great deal has changed. Here are some up-to-date ways in which job seekers can use this very powerful platform to significantly enhance their job search. If this is done well it is possible get potential employers to come and find you.
A powerful CV will invariably include a personal statement, otherwise called a profile or career summary. The aim is to enable the recruiter to quickly identify the strategic value you can add to their company. The ultimate aim of your CV is to successfully persuade the reader to invite you to interview; your personal statement is crucial in facilitating this.Read More
Even amongst experienced professionals, poor grammar and spelling in CVs and covering letters is disappointingly common.Read More