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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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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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The 5 Biggest Problems In Writing Your CV

Whether you think it or not, being able to market yourself in the job market is vital.  One of the most important pieces of your marketing materials is your CV.  It’s the document that gets you invited to interview or rejected at the first stage.   Given the importance of a CV you would think […]

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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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Climbing The Career Ladder: 7 Essentials

Many professional people start out on their career journey with high hopes and great intentions. They may make some progress to start with and then get stuck. So if you are a professional person who wants to get on in their career, what’s essential to your success? Know What You Want Let’s be honest how […]

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Refreshing Your CV: 5 Tips

Your CV or resume is in effect your personal selling document.  So what are my 5 key tips for refreshing your CV? 1. Start with a personal profile that pulls out the 5-6 bullet points that gets a potential employer interested 2. Focus on what you have achieved in each job that you have had rather than […]

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