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Reviewing Your CV before Applying for a Job

Tell the truth. After a fair evaluation, decide whether you have a standout Curriculum Vitae (CV). Maybe you need to call in the experts for a makeover on a sorry looking eyesore? As a quick review, ask [more…]

Starting to Think about Your CV

Get some paper and a pen or pencil, or grab your laptop and start making some notes for yourself before launching into writing your perfect CV (Curriculum Vitae [more…]

Polishing and Launching Your CV

Hone your information into a killer CV (Curriculum Vitae)with these tips. Before sending out your CV to potential employers or agencies, check you’ve done the following: [more…]

What to Leave Out of Your CV

Your final CV needs to be concise, well-written and not hindered by long-winded phrases or excess content that slows the reader down and sabotages an otherwise competitive document. Here are some items [more…]

CVs For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

Need useful and concise tips and rules for writing and submitting a CV (curriculum vitae) in the UK? Look no further. This Cheat Sheet is packed with handy, at-a-glance essential tips and reminders to [more…]

How to Evaluate Résumés

When hiring, the résumé is your first contact with a job candidate. To get the most from this important document and determine if someone is worth calling in for an interview, you'll need to know how to [more…]

Seven Things Never to Include on Your Resume

The most important tool you have toward getting that new job is your resume. It tells a potential employer who you are and should impart your potential value to the prospective employer. It is the potential [more…]

Five Things You Must Include on Your Resume

Every job hunter knows that a resume should show employment history, but to be truly successful in your job search, make sure you also include these five things on your resume. Competition for good employment [more…]

Responding to an Employment ‘Expression of Interest’

Sometimes job hunters will see ads on job boards and in newspapers calling for an Expression of Interest (EOI) with no specific job role mentioned. Such ads can be confusing if you don’t know how to tackle [more…]

‘Follow’ Employers You’d Like to Work For

Everyone's heard of the ‘hidden’ job market — those jobs that become available but get snapped up without ever being listed on job boards or in newspapers. Well, in the digital age more jobs are becoming [more…]

Keep Track of the Job Recruiters You Deal With

Recruitment consultants are the gatekeepers to a sea of jobs. But here's something to keep in mind for your job search: It pays to remember they’re also busy, busy, busy! [more…]

10 Ways to Identify Your Top Selling Points in Your Job Search

When you’re job-hunting, modesty can get in your way. So can winging it. You need to be able to convey your top selling points whenever the right opportunity arises. This includes your cover letter and [more…]

7 Deadly Resume-Writing Sins

Honesty is the best policy when it comes to writing your resume. If you try to deceive employers and recruiters by fabricating or exaggerating your skills and experience, chances are you’ll be caught out [more…]

10 Top Technology Tips for Resume Writing

Today's job seekers need to know how to create a resume that can be sent by email and that can be easily opened by employers and recruiters: [more…]

Mastering the Art of Resume Presentation

Resumes are scanned in a matter of seconds so ensuring your resume follows a clean and logical layout is a must if you're to impress recruiters. Be consistent with the formatting, writing style and spacing [more…]

Choose Persuasive Words for Your Resume

Write your resume using strong, powerful words that engage employers and recruiters and make them want to keep reading about you. Keep the language clear and professional, and use commonly used keywords [more…]

Avoiding Common Resume Blunders

If you want to write the perfect resume for recruiters you need to know what irritates them as they sift through piles of job applications. Here’s a list of resume mistakes that really irk recruiters: [more…]

Writing Resumes & Cover Letters For Dummies Cheat Sheet (Australian/New Zealand Edition)

Writing a resume can be daunting, especially if you haven’t written one in a while. In this new era of job searching and recruitment, you want your resume to stand out from the crowd. You need to know [more…]

9 Ways to Bulletproof Your Resume

Write a strong resume that gets you noticed. The following tips help you work up a great resume that sells your skills instead of ending up in the reject bin. [more…]

Resume Basics: How to Protect Your Personal Information

Protecting personal information is always a good idea, but especially so with digital resumes. When it comes to resumes and the Internet, identity theft is a huge concern. Resumes zing around the world [more…]

Changing Careers? Resume Tips to Ease the Transition

Career changers and transitioning military personnel sometimes struggle to write resumes that pack an interview-invitation punch. One such resume challenge is to turn your experience into skills that are [more…]

What Not to Include on Your Resume

A well-crafted resume contains only the information that proves you’re a qualified candidate. Eliminate resume clutter by removing useless information that potential employers often view as filler and [more…]

Resumes For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Your resume is you in paper (or electronic) form. It’s the first glimpse employers get of the value you can bring to their company. Your resume should tell a compelling story of who you are and what you [more…]

Resumes: Google+ Rises as a New Job-Search Player

Google+ may be the next place you should post your resume. Google+ is a professional up-and-comer among social media sites that has quickly outranked even LinkedIn for its number of users. It’s currently [more…]

Keeping Up with Resume Times

The ongoing need for terrific resumes doesn’t mean the job chase is frozen in time. Far from it. In this digital age — when 90 percent of young people [more…]


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