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Top tips on creating a winning CV
Jul 15 -

Top tips on creating a winning CV

Having the right job isn’t a matter of life and death…..
Jul 7 -
Having the right job isn't a matter of life and death.....
it's much more important than that.
Top 6 Tips - Finding Your Ideal Career (Part 2)
Jun 24 -
Now you want to do something about finding that dream job?
Top 6 Tips - Finding Your Ideal Career (Part 1)
Jun 17 -
New to the job market? Reached a dead end? Or realised the
career you chose in your younger years isn't really you?
National Job Confidence Increases
Mar 26 -

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.
Sep 17 -

Your dream job may not land in your lap, but it could land in your inbox...

'Highly Commended' status awarded by Onrec
Apr 13 -
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

Career Tools - Boost Job Hunt Success

4 Ways to Boost Your Job Hunt Success

If you are looking to improve your application response rate and secure more job interviews, then take a look at StandOut CV’s guide to boosting your job hunt success.

Tailor your CV for every application

Although your CV is probably aimed to appeal broadly to a certain industry or role type, you can achieve a greater impression on each recruiter by tweaking your CV to ensure that you’re really ticking all of the requirement boxes for each individual vacancy. For example, if you have the necessary skills being asked for in the job advert but they are hidden at the bottom of your CV; then nobody will see them. You need to prioritise your own skills in line with what the job advert is asking for; so move the most important skills to the top of your CV and make sure the recruiter can instantly see that you are a good fit for the job. This only takes a few minutes and can dramatically increase your chances of being shortlisted.

Mix up your job search terms

Industry jargon is always changing, which often means there can be lots of terms to describe one type of job. For example a Finance Director might also call himself Head of Finance or a Financial Controller, but still technically be performing the same role. So remember this when job hunting online; be creative and search for a few different job titles to increase the number of roles you find.

Introduce yourself properly

Job hunting can become tiresome when sending out lots of applications but try not to get sloppy when emailing your CV or sending applications via job web sites. Nothing will get your CV deleted quicker than a poorly written or non-existent introduction note, so take some time to make it count. Address the recruiter by name (it will usually be on the job advert), write in a professional yet friendly tone and give them a reason to open your CV by briefly explaining why you are a good fit for the role. Remember to keep it brief (1 or 2 sentences is fine) as a lengthy paragraph just won’t get read in today’s job market.

Author: Andrew Fennell is the Director of London based CV Writing Service - StandOut CV