Posts by tag: CVs

The devil is in the Detail

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.

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The devil is in the Detail
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Once More With Feeling…

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?

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Once More With Feeling…

With Size 5 Feet? What About Potential?

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.

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With Size 5 Feet? What About Potential?

Job Hopping Through The Recession?

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?

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Job Hopping Through The Recession?