CV Tips

New year, new job?

As the end of the year approaches, so do the end of year reviews and thoughts turn to new year resolutions. For many that will involve thinking about whether to switch jobs or start a business. If you’ve been in the same job for a while, you might feel a bit daunted by the whole Continue reading..

The graduate’s guide to creating the perfect CV

A good CV is essential when applying for graduate jobs. So taking the time to perfect your CV is vital to get the job you want. A well-crafted CV will show your career interests and highlight your most relevant skills and experience in the way recruiters like. There is no quick fix when writing your Continue reading..

Common CV myths – busted!

No matter how far down the career path you are, you should always remember that your CV is the number one resource to help you around it – like an old A-Z Map book that employers want to read to guide you around. Whether you’re an active job seeker or not, you should always make Continue reading..

Spring clean your CV

Spring is here – delivering crisp fresh air and blue skies, and losing those dreary, grey days. It’s the season where we all begin to feel great again, revitalising ourselves before the summer. In the spirit of ‘spring cleaning’ tradition, the UK’s leading independent job board CV-Library have put together some pointers to help you Continue reading..

Nail the job you've always wanted!

Rather than thinking about an interview as a daunting audition, see it as a powerful catalyst for your future. And when the inevitable tricky questions start, you’ll be ready! The book, Nail That Interview by recruitment consultant, Tim Vincent, (£9.99, Vermilion) spells out the perfect steps to interview success.   The right attitude Having the Continue reading..

Five pieces of career advice you should probably ignore

During your job search, you will have been given tons of career advice, most of which is extremely outdated or inaccurate, and so no help to you whatsoever. Of course your CV can be longer than a page, and although networking is helpful, remember, it’s not the most important part of the process.   1. Continue reading..

Are you putting your CV in all the right places?

One of the most important elements to your job search is your CV, as it’s often the first thing that prospective employers will see of you. Not only does it make that vital first impression, but it could also be the key to opportunities you never knew where out there.   Alongside traditional methods of Continue reading..

Quality not quantity is the secret to successful jobseeking

With long term joblessness at an all time high, you might think that those out of work have enough time on their hands to take as long as they wish over applying for a new role.   We all know that we shouldn’t rush a job application, but how long should you spend on an Continue reading..

How to write a CV for the Creative Industries

Creative Skillset shows you how to first master the basics and then stand out from the crowd. With the Office for National Statistics (ONS) recently announcing that long-term unemployment has hit a 17-year high, and figures revealing that graduates in Europe now expect to submit as many as 60 applications before landing their first job1, perfecting Continue reading..

Give your CV a boost with these proactive tips

There’s a lot of great advice out there for improving your CV, from formatting to phrasing and a whole host of things in between. What isn’t so widely available is advice on what to do if you need to boost the actual content of your CV e.g. your skills and achievements. It’s competitive out there Continue reading..