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How important is it to use ‘I’ not ‘we’ on a CV?

October 22nd, 2010

Question: Everything I read about CVs says it’s important to say ‘I’ and not ‘we’, but I was only part of a team that achieved what we did. If I say ‘I’ all the way through, I won’t be being honest. How do I deal with this?

It’s past the close date on my application and I haven’t heard anything. Should I chase?

July 2nd, 2010

Question: If I chase up my application, will I seem pushy?

Should my employment history be on the front page of my CV?

February 2nd, 2010

Question: My recruitment consultant says the only thing employers are interested in is my work experience, and this should always be on the front page of my CV (resume). Is he right?

Covering letters – are they redundant?

January 13th, 2010

A number of respected career coaches are adamant that cover letters are not necessary in the modern recruitment world. Notably, career coach Phil Rosenberg, President of US-based consultancy ReCareered, carried out extensive research with hiring managers and directors, almost all of whom say they don’t read – and often don’t receive – cover letters. So, are they a good or a bad idea?

How do I overcome ‘no experience, no job’?

November 19th, 2009

Question: I can’t get interviews (and if I get the interview then I don’t get the job) because I don’t have any experience. How can I break this cycle and show what I am capable of?

The jobs I’m being contacted about are not the kind of job I want!

October 22nd, 2009

Question: I’m getting a lot of interest for my CV, which is posted on a number of job hunting web sites. However, the jobs I’m being contacted about are not the kind of job I want! Why is this happening and how can I attract the kind of work I want to do?

Making your CV stand out

October 6th, 2009

Question: How can I make my CV stand out from the pile?

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