June 2016

Creating your first Interim CV

By | June 16th, 2016|Articles, CV writing|

I receive many requests to help people write their CV, a good proportion wanting to consider interim roles as part of a portfolio career, which can be a great way to manage work and life at certain times in your career.   The issue is that many people are trying this and failing to secure [...]

February 2015

Unique CV Writing: Personal Profiles

By | February 24th, 2015|CV writing|

If we look at the CV as your ‘advertisement’, the advert needs a strap-line; a hook that appeals and makes the reader want to read more. The Personal Profile is the perfect place for this, but so many candidates fail to impress straight away – it is obvious to a recruiter when the personal profile [...]

January 2013

Metrics, metrics, metrics in your CV

By | January 25th, 2013|CV writing|

I’m confident that all HR professionals are aware of the continuing trend for HR to effectively measure their contribution. This is done through reporting on key metrics in the business such as turnover, absence, recruitment rates etc. With this vital and overt activity it does surprise me that so many HR CV’s lack any metrics that demonstrate the individual’s contribution. Here are a few tips on how to use metrics effectively in your CV…. […]

January 2012

CV Writing. Personal Profiles

By | January 16th, 2012|CV writing|

CV writing is obviously a large part of what we do here at The Career Gym. My knowledge and advice is based on having read and interviewed from literally thousands of CV’s through my 15+ years as a recruiter and Career Coach. I’m confident that I know what gets noticed and I know what doesn’t! For many candidates CV writing is a chore and they simply add to previous templates that served them well in the past. Things have certainly moved on and people need to approach their CV’s in a fresh way. One area in particular is the traditional first section ‘Personal Profile’. […]