Category: CV Tips

Getting Your CV Past the 5-Second Rule

The 5-second rule? Yes, the 5-second rule. There’s really a 5-second rule for CV reviewing? How do you know? Yes, there really is. I know because that is, in part, how I screen my own job candidates. Recruiters and large HR departments receive perhaps 100 CVs and applications per day for various positions. In that […]

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Do Video CVs Have What It Takes To Replace The Traditional CV?

In this article we take a look at a new website that is pushing the video CV as the replacement to the traditional CV, and the potential pitfalls around this.

Dressing Up a Job Title

I’ve seen a lot of people looking for employment who struggle with making mundane job titles sound somewhat more exciting. To some extent, selecting a job title that is more descriptive of your actual job duties can be, at times, a good idea. For instance, if you hold a generic job title, such as ‘Clerk’, […]

Over-qualified vs. Under-qualified – How to Overcome Objections

Many employers have a mental image of the perfect candidate for each job. In most cases, this includes a list of the must-haves, the nice-to-haves and a salary range. Their objective is to get the person with the most skills at the lowest cost. Unfortunately for the employer, rarely do ‘perfect’ candidates walk through the […]

Writing Your CV: Tips and Myths to Get it Right

As time passes, CV recommendations change. At one time, bigger was better. Then, HR managers lost the will to review multiple pages for each candidate, and experts began recommending CVs be no longer than one page. This recommendation frustrated many job hunters, as they had extensive background education, skills and employment history relevant to their […]

The Shoddy Application – What it Says about You

Sometimes the job application is truly frustrating. You see a job posting on an online job board. Not only do you have to cut and paste your CV into their little box (or upload, as the case may be), but you have to go offsite to fill in their automated application. The frustration comes in […]

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