7 Tips to Make Your CV as Good as It Can Be

Abraham Lincoln is quoted as saying, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” His point being that if the axe is sharp enough the task of cutting down the tree is much quicker and easier. Applying this analogy to your [...]

Making your CV stand out: Adding a Key Skills section

Putting together a CV which will do its best for you is a science as much as an art. You need a document which is searchable by automated systems, but it also needs to look presentable and professional when it is seen as a whole by a recruiter. It’s easy to get things [...]

How to Include a Link to Your LinkedIn Profile in Your CV

If you have spent time working on your LinkedIn profile and have it at a standard you're happy with, it's a really good idea to include a link to it in your CV. There are two main reasons for doing this. The first reason is to do with making the hiring manager/recruiter's job [...]

How to Cut Your CV Down to Two Pages

One of the golden rules of CV writing is to make sure that the CV isn’t too long. The ideal length is two pages and there are good reasons for this. The average recruiter or hiring manager will skim read your CV to begin with. The longer the CV is, the harder it is [...]

Boost Your Career by Understanding Your Strengths

What are strengths? Do you find it hard to talk about what your strengths are? Is it because it’s too embarrassing to sing your own praises (we’re British after all)? Or is it because you’re not sure what they are? Perhaps you have an awareness of ‘being good with people’, or ‘good with numbers’ [...]