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 [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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) [...]