I am often asked by candidates how they should write a CV so that it gets noticed straight away by a recruiter, and the answer is not always that straight forward. Should you change your Job Title to make it appeal to a wider audience ? I think you definately should, particularly if it is not immediately obvious to an outsider what you do. Your CV is a selling tool after all, and it needs to be easy to understand and comprehensive at the same time.Read More
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Sometimes it is the little things in life that can have the biggest impact on you, and the same can be true when writing your CV / resume.Read More
For anyone seeking a new role, understanding job descriptions are a key element of interview preparation – alongside gathering company information, researching interviewers background, finding out the style of interview, knowing if there will be psychometric tests etc. Ensuring you have a comprehensive job description from your recruitment consultant or direct from an employer will give you many clues about the questions you are likely to be asked should you be lucky enough to secure an interview.Read More
The current employment climate ensures that job candidates have it tougher than ever. The recession is arguably still with us, unemployment isn’t going away, and many jobs are moving abroad.
It was in this context that Innovate CV TV spoke to Femi Yusoof, Partnership Manager at Sarina Russo Job Access. As you can see from the video, we discussed a range of issues with the recruitment champion and job search specialist.Read More
Not checking the spelling and grammar when we write a letter, article or even putting a CV together is something we all do, and something we usually regret afterwards. It happens too frequently, and unfortunately for me and many other recruiters, people who send in their CV do not check thoroughly for such errorsRead More
Unlike the infamous saying, this post focuses on the positive context of detail, and how adding more information into your CV is the right thing to do, not the wrong thing. As a recruiter, I can receive up to 60 applications to just one job advert in the current climate. The CVs that grab my attention are the one or two page variety that tell me more about an individuals personal interests than work experience, and the longer detailed CVs that have substance in them. So as you would expect, it is the latter that I really give most attention to.Read More
Why do you want the job!
Please don’t tell me because it’s permanent and local. Of course I wouldn’t you reply indignantly and yet people do.
Imagine I just asked you what attracted you to your current or last partner? How flattered would they be if you said it was because they conveniently lived next door and offered you financial security?Read More
With everyone’s different visions the ultimate candidate takes on almost mythical proportions. My concern and reason for the post is around ‘potential’. The never ending requirement list loses sight of what the candidate could become and instead through the rejection cull, focuses purely on what they have been.Read More
Can you make a decision? Can you commit? Will you always find the grass greener on the other side? Do you know what good looks like to you? Will you sacrifice an increase in salary, better commute or bigger job title tomorrow for the reasons why you are accepting this post today? Are you a risk worth taking? How can I tell?Read More
Look at the profile of your CV / Resume, tailor it , change it from a generic waste of space to shortlisting tool.Read More