Category Archives for How to Write a Great CV or Resume

Are You A/B Testing Your CV?

You know as a candidate your CV has one objective.  To get you invited to the job interview. Sounds really simple in theory.  In practice it’s a whole lot tougher. Creating a good CV is difficult.  There’s plenty of advice out there.  Yet for some accountants and professionals it can be a struggle. I’ve reviewed a lot of […]

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Take The Time To Craft A Good Covering Letter or Note

40 years ago when I started out in my accounting career, the job application process was very different. Newspapers were the primary source of job adverts.  Some may have used professional journals. Back then using recruitment consultants wasn’t that common. Fast forward to current times (2020). The internet has made advertising a job easy.  There are numerous job boards.  […]

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Are You Making It Easy For Employers To Reject Your CV?

Your CV is your personal marketing document.  A good CV gets you interviews.  A poor CV gets rejected. Conceptually you might understand this.  On the other hand are you making it easy to reject your CV? Reality As many as 70% of CV’s are rejected before ever being reviewed by a human being! Are you making it […]

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How To Make The Career History Section of Your CV Stand Out

As an accountant or professional you know that your CV or resume is an important document.  Produce a good one and you get more job interview invitations.  Produce a mediocre CV or resume and you get rejected at the first stage. You know that you need to have a complete career history on your CV and […]

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The Challenge for Accountants When It Comes To Their CV and How to Overcome It

I was doing a consultation with a highly experienced finance professional a while back.We had previously spoken about their CV by email.  I’d shared some tips along with a free guide.  They had reworked their CV several times. Even after several re-drafts it still fell short of being good enough.Sadly this is not uncommon.  When […]

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Why You Really Are The Best Person To Create Your CV

I was doing a career consultation with a senior finance professional recently.  As well as other documents the individual sent over their CV to get my thoughts on it. Ultimately the CV has one primary objective.  To get you through the screening process and get on to the job interview. These days that screening process may be […]

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