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What to leave out of your CV

Most job seekers are aware of what should go into their CV, but what you leave out is just as important. Recent school leavers will struggle to complete two pages and may choose to include lots of irrelevant waffle. On the flip side, some job seekers have years of experience and want to include as much as possible to impress – even going over to 3 and 4 pages.

But neither of these two options is viable if you want to get frequent job interview requests. Your application needs to instead be more focused on what the employer wants, and not just a forum to show off your entire career history.

To help you get more job interviews, here’s what to leave out of your CV.Read More »What to leave out of your CV

What’s the difference between a CV and a résumé?

If you’ve ever wondered what the difference is between a CV and a résumé then you’re not alone. It’s a question we get asked a lot, so rather than reply to everyone’s comments we thought it best to write a short guide. Knowing the difference will have a huge impact on your chances of getting an interview, so read on to make sure you’re completely satisfied with how they are both structured.

In a nutshell, the main differences come down to length and which country you reside in (or applying to). Although both are used to apply for a job, they are quite different in their format and overall approach.

Here’s a quick guide to help you understand the difference between a CV and a résumé:Read More »What’s the difference between a CV and a résumé?

What is a soft skill on a CV?

Not every job seeker has heard of a soft skill and understands its meaning. But the difference between knowing what a soft and a hard skill is can make the world of difference when writing a CV.

When trying to get an edge over the other applicants it’s important for a job seeker to cover all aspects of a role. Some roles require a heavy emphasis on certain soft skills, and although this may not be directly stated on the job advert, it would be logical that they are important.

So what is a soft skill?

To help explain what a soft skill is, let’s first look at a list of hard skills:Read More »What is a soft skill on a CV?

The pros and cons to using a CV template

Writing a CV takes a lot of time and effort; with every sentence you write a potential deal breaker. But it’s not just what you write that makes a difference, it’s also how your CV looks.

A CV has to be eye catching, professional, and in some instances creative if you want to get an interview. Depending on the role and the industry you are applying too, the way you present your details is a crucial part of the recruitment process.Read More »The pros and cons to using a CV template