Improve your chance of landing a better job - our Tips and tricks for a better CV

Volunteering

Volunteering

There are so many compelling reasons to volunteer, and many of them have relevance to improving yourself as an individual and as a candidate, as well as the primary benefit of course: helping others.

That’s the beauty of volunteering – it really is a win-win. From being able to respond with your help in times of a local or national crisis, to sharing your enthusiasm (and time) for a subject or cause with others.

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The most creative CVs in the world

The most creative CVs in the world

A CV is not merely a list of your previous experience and work. It’s the first opportunity to show what you can do; an example of your work in itself.

If the words in your CV claim you have attention to detail, the best way is to show it with a very thorough and well laid out CV. If you list communications as a strength, but your CV doesn’t show it, what will a potential employer think?

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Is it time to take a more critical look at your CV?

Is it time to take a more critical look at your CV?

If you’ve been using the same CV layout for some time and it hasn’t yet landed you the job of your dreams, it might be good to look at it with a more critical eye. Obviously a fresh CV is a good CV, and maybe a layout change might help readability. But should you take the next step, and get your CV reviewed by a professional?

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One applicant, many suitable roles: leveraging your tailored CVs

One applicant, many suitable roles: leveraging your tailored CVs

Since you take your job search seriously, you're crafting versions of your CV that are specifically tailored to the job you're applying for, right?

Here’s why you should. A serious job hunter frequently uses the same CV for multiple applications. But you really should have one CV for the Digital Marketing Manager job you really want, a variation for the eCommerce Marketing Manager role you're also ideally suited for, one for the Digital Customer Journey Manager (because that's just another job title for the same role), and so on.

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7 Tips to follow to create a good CV

7 Tips to follow to create a good CV

Competition in the job market is fierce. On average, 40 people apply for every single job advertisement and whilst the latest CIPD research suggests nearly half these applicants could do the job - only a handful make it through the CV stage. Are you confident your CV is a world beater? If you need a CV template to power you in front of your competitors and make it through to interview, then follow these simple but effective CV tips.

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