After reading countless CVs day in, day out here at Sigmar, there are many a CV cliché that makes our eyes glaze over. Phrases such as ‘motivated, hard-working, team player’ and ‘enthusiastic individual with experience working in a fast-paced environment’ are white noise to us as recruiters yet we still see them appear on numerous CVs every day.
Most people will need to submit a CV when applying for a job, but writing a CV can be stressful. For example, people often worry about having gaps on their CV, feeling that these may concern an employer. This is not necessarily true, but it is important to think about how you explain any employment gaps, making it clear that they are an asset rather than a problem.
With many employers now receiving hundreds of applications for each advertised vacancy, how do you know what they are really looking for and how can you make your CV stand out from the crowd?
Paul Mullen of Measurability Irelandhas supplied us with some CV examples for whatever career stage you are at. Click on the links to download the template in Word format.
Jeff Scardino was sick of tooting his own horn on his CV so he decided to do something different - he was brutally honest about his failures rather than his successes.So instead of getting the highlights reel of Jeff's career as an advertising executive, potential employers were treated to the lowlights.
10 possible CV pitfall's to avoid when compiling your CV.
Boredof advice on how to find your dream job? Suzanne Harringtoncasts an arched eyebrow over some of the world’s most rubbish cvs.
Your CV has about 20 seconds to make an impact. It’s important to make the most out of this short window of opportunity.Failure to do so will mean your CV ends up in the bin. Here are some CV writing tips to ensure your CV creates an instant impact.
It’s tough trying to land interviews in a highly competitive job market. Having said this, many job seekers make it tougher by distributing sub-standard CVs. You MUST create and distribute an impactful CV.
Top career consultant Paul Mullan lists 10 key points for the perfect CV.
Here is part three of Paul Mullan's video tutorial about creating an impactful CV
Here is part two of Paul Mullan's video tutorial about creating an impactful CV
This month Paul gives some great tips for writing a CV with impact.
These days in order to get back into the job market, many people are applying for roles that don’t require their level of experience and qualifications. In this situation, how do you avoid running the risk of being overlooked in the recruitment process and rejected on the basis of being overqualified?
Businesswoman Helen Butler of Kiosk Keyboard, with over 20 years experience of helping individuals prepare for the jobs market, has developed a list of key do’s and don’t for people who now need to develop a CV as a result of job loss.
There are many important ingredients required for successful job hunting. One key ingredient is the ability to understand and effectively communicate your product. Job seekers must work to enhance their ability to sell themselves effectively. Inability to master this will result in missed job opportunities and rejection
The CV is still the key tool of choice for most job seekers. This is due to the fact that job seekers spend the majority of their time targeting advertised jobs. Unfortunatelymost CVs I read do little justice for their owner.
The job market has changed dramatically over the last 3-5 years. Parents returning to work now face increased competition for fewer available jobs. They face significant advancements in technology through online job board advancements and the emergence of social media.