CV writing

No clichés here! These are the top five words to include on your CV this year

Ah, the CV. Talked about as you reach school leaving age, the magnitude of it doesn’t really impact you until you are facing your first day of job hunting, aiming to secure the job that will challenge, motivate and enrich you. The CV is undoubtedly the hardest part of any job hunt. Get it right,...
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CV Writing

CV tips for telling your career story right

By Amanda Augustine, Career Advice Expert, TopCV Employers want to be able to quickly – and easily – skim your CV and understand your career narrative. Be sure that when they take a quick glance, readers will know the type of position you’re pursuing and why you are qualified to undertake such a position. Curate...
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CV Advice

Article provided by Dessy Ohanians, Managing Director of Certificate and Corporate Programmes at London School of Business and Finance. After more than 15 years reading other people’s CVs and interviewing candidates for jobs at my company, it was my turn to write my first CV and prepare for an interview that would give my professional...
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Tips for nailing your CV

Personal Profile You should include a personal profile on your CV. This should comprise of short and snappy lines about you that will attract interest from the outset of reading. Keep it brief Make sure to keep your CV brief, 2 sides of A4 maximum will suffice. Stripping your CV down to just the essentials...
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CV skills

According to top CEO’s, here are the four skills you need on your CV

Top CEO’s have named the four skills that recruiters look for in future business leaders. Published on LinkedIn Learning, Reid Hoffman, founder of LinkedIn, Arianna Huffington, founder of The Huffington Post and Thrive Global, Bill George, longtime CEO of Medtronic and currently a leadership professor at Harvard Business School, and Ryan Holmes, CEO of HootSuite comprised...
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These are the words to avoid using in your CV, according to experts

Buzzwords such as ‘hard-working’ and ‘reliable’ should be avoided on resumes, according to CV experts. Experts at PurpleCV.co.uk carried out research into the most overused words on CVs, and the terminology that employees would deem a ‘cliche’. They report that certain buzzwords, such as ‘hardworking’ and ‘dynamic’, are an instant negative for your future boss,...
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How to write an effective CV

Putting together a successful CV can seem like a daunting task, but it’s easy once you know how. We’ve come up with some top tips to help you get started, and to make sure you bag your next dream job. Focus on you This may sound obvious, but it’s easy to get carried away with...
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Top tips for CV writing

The goal when writing your CV is to summarise your professional self in the most accurate, engaging and succinct way. Succinct being the key point. Your CV will most likely be read by someone who is pushed for time and will be ‘skimming’ your CV for only the relevant information. You need to ensure it’s well-structured,...
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