Is your LinkedIn profile different to your CV?  Is your profile ‘living’ or is it static? An article by Ms Career Girl takes a look at how we can utilise our LinkedIn profile more effectively, without recycling what is written in our CVs. They make some really great points, so next time you are on […]

This is a frequently asked question that confuses almost everyone – candidates and selectors alike – so I thought I’d try to provide a path through the fog of conflicting information and advice. There is no hard and fast ‘rule’ and CV lengths will always vary. However a CV longer than 4 pages needs justification. […]

It’s a pretty plain title for a blog and maybe in this day and age with the all the media by which you can market yourself, the paper CV may soon be a thing of the past.  As this post in Recruitment Grapvine suggests, the CV is evolving: The face of recruitment has evolved to keep up […]

A well written CV is a pleasure to read and creating a pleasurable and informative reading experience for your audience should always be your primary objective. In his article at, How to Write a Resume Like Hemingway, Derek Loosvelt suggests that the writing philosophy and work of this influential and celebrated American writer can provide […]

The day I discovered shipping was the day my sane, adult self disappeared for good (if it was ever there in the first place). Shipping? Like, transporting something by sea….? Not quite “Shipping, initially derived from the word relationship, is the desire by fans for two or more people, either real-life people or fictional characters, […]

You’ve probably read articles and blogs proclaiming the demise of the CV, but as Mark Twain said in response to a similar announcements in relation to himself, “reports of my death are greatly exaggerated!” As a Career Consultant I do what I can to dismiss this persistent rumour, but what’s the story behind this claim? […]

‘Writing’ a CV that will get the ‘OK’ from a busy recruiter requires good sentence structure, pertinent content,  concise but informative descriptions, a logical sequence of information and good presentation. Most students and graduates can achieve this with a little help. However ‘creating’ a ‘stellar’ CV, involves four additional steps to more fully engage the […]

To do or not to do?  Should you write a personal statement on your CV or not?  A personal statement is an optional section of your CV, so it can be left out.  However, a well written personal statement can be just the thing that makes your CV stand out from the crowd and entice […]

Years ago, before Tom Hiddleston picked up the helmet and destroyed New York City, a friend of mine told me a story about Loki. The story goes that one day (probably due to boredom) everybody’s favourite Norse god went down to the mortal realm to get a job working for a King. The King, while […]

As a University Career Consultant I see CVs every day created by a variety of people and for a variety of purposes. I direct people to resources and provide face to face advice that can help them prepare or improve a CV so that their skills, aptitudes, knowledge and experience (credentials), in relation to a […]