Category Archives: CV writing

A CV CAN BE LONGER THAN TWO PAGES. OFFICIAL.

Posted On 13th May 2014

I am about to make a generation of CV writers scream. I am about to make a generation of job hunters a little less worried. I am also going to tell a generation of recruiters something they already know. A CV CAN be longer than two pages. There are even many, many occasions when it […]

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HOW OUR CAREERS CAN ALL BENEFIT FROM COPYING THE...

Posted On 30th April 2014

Easily the single biggest mistake most people make when applying for jobs is failing to really consider what a recruiter wants to see. It’s a lot easier, and far, far more natural, just to depict yourself as you wish to be seen. After all, you know what you’ve done in your career, right? That is […]

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INTERESTS AND HOBBIES ON YOUR CV: DON’T...

Posted On 27th April 2014

Ninety per cent of the CVs that come my way tell me about the writer’s interests. So, I assume you want to know mine? I hate soccer. Actually that’s not an interest, that’s more or less a religious passion for me, so let’s move on to something I like. I like Formula One. I’ve been […]

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DUSTING OURSELVES OFF: THE END OF THE RECESSION...

Posted On 2nd March 2014

I feel a bit like an air raid warden wandering through the streets with a whistle and a rattle and shouting “You can come out of your basements now! The bombers have gone away!” I’m sure if you’re still looking for work or hanging on as a “self-employed consultant” earning a quarter of what you […]

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YES – THE CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE. BUT DO...

Posted On 19th February 2014

Already my two year old can use a touch screen computer better than I can. My four year old can beat me at tennis. It won’t be long before they can play an instrument, have a stab at learning a language and no doubt spend weekends excelling in some kind of sport or creative activity. […]

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