Category Archives for How to Write a Great CV or Resume

10 Questions To Ask Yourself When Creating or Updating Your CV

Your CV is your personal marketing document.  The purpose of your CV is to get you invited for interview.  Most people understand this. Over the last 20 or so years I have looked at several hundred CV’s and it would be fair to say that on the whole the standard has been at best variable. […]

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5 Tips To Make Your CV Stand Out

For most accountants and professionals the first step in the process of recruiting to a role is to invite candidates to submit a CV. If your CV does its job you get invite for interview. If not you probably never hear from the organisation. So what are 5 tips to make your CV stand out? […]

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Why Your CV Is Not Getting Results and What To Do Instead

If you want to land your next job, you have to get invited for job interviews. Your CV is your personal marketing document. Yet the standard of CV is generally pretty poor. If your CV is not getting the results that you want, take a few minutes to watch this short video. In the video […]

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The 5 Golden Rules of CV Writing

In your search for your next role, your CV is vitally important.  Despite this there is often huge variation between the best and rest when it comes to CV’s.   If you follow the 5 golden rules of CV writing you will greatly increase the impact it has.   Rule 1: Think Before You Type […]

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Successfully Showcasing Your Skills on Your CV

A CV is your key career marketing document.  The effectiveness of your CV has a huge bearing on whether you get past the starting gate and into the race for a job.   It can be really tempting just to sit down in front of your computer and start to focus on how to present […]

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Using Action Orientated Verbs To Get Your CV Noticed

While in leadership roles and through working with clients I have reviewed hundreds if not thousands of CV’s from accountants and other professionals.   A few of them stood out and in truth the vast majority of them are so bland and generic that they really are never going to get attention.   Yet often […]

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CV Writing: Employment History

In this short audio presentation I share some thoughts on the Do’s and Dont’s when it comes to the Employment History part of your CV. Duncan Brodie helps accountants and professionals to achieve more career success.

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CV Writing: Career Achievements

One of the things that I have noticed when reviewing CV’s of clients is that in many cases they are just completely lacking when it comes to career achievements. In this short audio I share some thoughts on how to identify potential achievements. Duncan Brodie helps professional people to achieve more career success.

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Expert Insights: Creating A CV That Gets You Interviews

In the latest of our career expert insights series, Georgina Angele of Brighton and Hove Jobs shares her tips on creating a CV that gets you invited for interview.  Tell us a little bit about Brighton and Hove Jobs BrightonandHoveJobs.com was launched just over 2 years ago in order to provide a service to the […]

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Expert Insights: Creating An Effective CV

This short series of interviews is designed to provide tips for accountants and other professionals on achieving more career success.  Today’s blog post is from my interview with Duncan Watt of The CV and Interview Expert Ltd. Tell us a little bit about you and your background. I graduated from The University of Kent with […]

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