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Top tips on creating a winning CV
Jul 15 -

Top tips on creating a winning CV

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National Job Confidence Increases

Graduates working harder
Jan 9 - Graduates are working longer hours as they strive to get ahead in a tough labour market..
UK Government Pledge to Invest into Youth Unemployment
Nov 14 - The Office for National Statistics has revealed that youth unemployment is at a shocking record high with one in five of those aged between 16 and 24 currently out of work. makes it easier to find that perfect job.
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Your dream job may not land in your lap, but it could land in your inbox...

'Highly Commended' status awarded by Onrec
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Recognition again for the UK's Primary Online Recruitment Domain by Onrec, the online recruitment industry's most prestigious awards. launch 'off the wall' radio advertising campaign.
Mar 30 -

Wednesday 30th March has seen launch it's local radio ad campaign.  102.2 Capital FM, Birmingham's number 1 hit music station, airs the unconventional ad, captivating the listener with it's refreshingly, thought-provoking approach. exceeds 1,000,000 unique candidate visits
Mar 21 -

Jobsco UK Ltd, the owner of the UK's Primary Online Recruitment Domain, announced today that they have now amassed over 1,000,000 unique candidate visits in the last 5 months. sees an incredible SIX FOLD INCREASE...
Mar 18 - March 2011 sees the number of candidates visiting the site soar.  In only a 12 month period, the traffic received on the UK's premier online recruitment domain has increased SIX FOLD. - Fastest Registration/Application Process
Aug 26 - has launched their hugely anticipated "Quick Apply" process which is primarily aimed at first-time visitors.

Give your view on for NORAS 2010 Best Newcomer
Jul 15 - Give your view on for NORAS 2010 Best Newcomer in Online Recruitment Since launching in March with the objective of becoming the national job board of choice for recruiters and jobseekers, user figures have risen impressively. receives Best Newcomer Nomination for NORAs 2010
Jul 6 - has received a Best Newcomer nomination for the National Online Recruiters Awards. 2010 marks the first full decade of the NORAs, which have closely plotted the emergence and growth of the UK online recruitment sector since 2000. Devised to recognise the very best recruitment websites, from a candidate's perspective, the NORAs are respected as the definitive award in the industry, and a tangible achievement for those sites which truly excel in satisfying job seekers. proud to have sponsored the Recruiter Awards
Apr 20 - proud to have sponsored the Recruiter Awards "Best Recruitment Agency to Work For" last week

Top tips on creating a winning CV

Posted on Tuesday Jul 15

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Do you feel you truly have the skills and qualifications required to fulfil the role of the job you so enthusiastically applied for two weeks ago? Do you know you would fit perfectly into this position but did not receive an opportunity to prove your ability? You are one of many unsuccessful applicants left pondering how they could get their foot in the door to bag an interview. The answer to that is your CV.

Employers see hundreds of CV's so you must ensure your CV jumps out of the tired old pile of ‘Please accept my resume for consideration of the (insert here) position within your organisation' - instead portraying all of the wonderful personality and expertise you would contribute to their business.


Grab their attention from the Get-Go

Your cover letter should demonstrate "fit" to their company and the role you are applying for. Simply inserting a sterile list of keywords relevant to the role in an unstructured manor will not entice them. Use your keywords with captivating language and description of how your skills will directly benefit the employer to subtly persuade them your CV is worth reading in full, catapulting you up their list of priorities. The following article offers some examples of things to include in your cover let that can easily be tailored to suit your career field.!3HPgp


Brilliant basics go a long way

Your CV layout must be clear, concise and well spaced to avoid appearing careless or haphazard. Start with all the basics including correct spelling and grammar throughout. Avoid having gaps in your work experience; where necessary draw positives from any periods of unemployment and make reference to them. Double check all personal information to ensure it is correct - avoid missing out on a life changing job opportunity because you wrote ‘' instead of ‘.com'

Here is an outline of the sections you need to include in your CV along with a few more presentation tips:


The job description holds your key to success

The ability to understand a Job Description's requirements (even those not referenced to) and subsequently tailor your CV to it will see you jump up the ‘employability chart' as your CV will be buzzing with keywords the employer has indented in their mind as they sieve through endless CV's. Knowing how to prioritise your strengths, hobbies and focus of skills gained/used in previous employment will allow you to personalise your CV for every job you apply for and avoid the employer ever thinking ‘...and that is relevant how?' The advice given in the link below on how to tailor your CV should give you a start...

Look out for Part 2 next week....


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