51 quick and easy ways to improve your CV

This post does exactly what it says on the tin – if you want to improve your CV in a hurry, here are 51 quick and easy things you can do right now… Scrap that cheap template you downloaded from *that* dodgy website Lose the words ‘CV’ or ‘Curriculum Vitae’ from the top of the page Get rid of...

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Two things I’ve learnt about CVs since writing ’7 Keys to a Winning CV’

Today is the second year anniversary of my book, 7 Keys to a Winning CV: How to create a CV that gets results, and to celebrate I’m giving away TWO signed copies to two very lucky jobseekers! If you want a copy, you’ve got to read right through to the end to find out how 7 Keys was the result of the two years I spent...

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3 keys to marketing yourself on your CV (video)

Last month I was invited to take part in Flavourmag presents Google’s Top Black Talent - a brand new initiative designed to support young black students and recent graduates into diverse industries by showcasing top role models within the field. The first episode was on Marketing and featured contributions from myself and...

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Jobseekers’ round-up: 3 things to read, watch and follow…

May 28, 13 Jobseekers’ round-up: 3 things to read, watch and follow…

Posted by in Blog, Jobseekers' round-ups

This is going to be a short blog post. I rarely ever write short blog posts because every time I try to write one it ends up being really long and really detailed (I think that must be the Creative Writing grad in me). But anyway, today’s post will be short because a) I’ve determined it to be; and b) I want to share with...

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What’s in a name…..that which we put on a CV?

May 17, 13 What’s in a name…..that which we put on a CV?

Posted by in Blog, Job hunting tips

Okay so Shakespeare may not be too proud of the play on words for the headline, but I’m sure he’ll approve of my premise – does the name at the top of your CV make a difference to your employment prospects? Recently I was contacted by a jobseeker whose personal dilemma inspired this post. Bob (not his real name,...

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