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
Posts by tag: CVs
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
Watch this short video / screencast walk-through on what to and what not to include in your Chronological CV / ResumeRead More
Before you post your CV on a job board give it some thought. Your information is valuable. This post will give you tips on what not and what to include. Keeping you safe and increasing your chance of success.Read More
Just this week a candidate asked me what EMEA (Europe, The Middle East and Africa) stood for in a job advert they had seen. It got me thinking about language…Read More
One of the biggest frustrations my candidates repeatedly share is the lack of feedback they receive from job applications. “I haven’t heard so I guess I’m not successful?” tends to…Read More