Your CV…It’s Not About You

I know that sounds strange but hear me out...I think it’s the key mistake people make when writing a CV and applying to work with companies; you’re in the wrong mind-set. My philosophy is simply this: when a company is recruiting they don’t have a job, they have a problem. The problem is that no-one … Continue reading Your CV…It’s Not About You

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Interview Preparation: 7 Things You Must Do

Interviews can be a nerve-wracking experience for a number of reasons but with the right preparation you can alleviate that stress to perform at your best and here’s how you do it. 1)      Do a trial run and prepare the journey– Just knowing the address and guessing the journey time is not good enough. You … Continue reading Interview Preparation: 7 Things You Must Do

How To Market Yourself Better

Just as Van Gogh was apparently OK at painting and Oscar Wilde commanded the English language rather splendiferously, some of us are good at some things whilst the rest of us fail miserably. The same goes for CV writing; [a made up figure of] around 5.3% nail it and the majority of us are so … Continue reading How To Market Yourself Better

How to Make an Impression with Your Personal Profile

"All buzzwords do, is get in the way of the important information that recruiters and hiring managers are trying to find" @animal ...pretty accurate statement that.  However in all the years I’ve recruited, I have observed most personal profiles resemble little more than a collection of buzzwords that tells us very little about the relevance … Continue reading How to Make an Impression with Your Personal Profile

CVs, What’s the Big Issue? 3 Golden Rules to CV Perfection

  It occurred to me, whilst walking to work recently that Union Street (the Main street in Aberdeen’s city centre) was devoid of its usual 20+ Big Issue sellers, normally this wouldn’t register with me but I began to think, how is it possible that anyone could miss such an opportunity to trade when a) … Continue reading CVs, What’s the Big Issue? 3 Golden Rules to CV Perfection