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Land a new job this year with 10 top tips

Wednesday 3rd August 2022
Ian Taylor - Career Advice Expert, CV-Library

The UK job market is extremely buoyant right now, with records being constantly broken, as can be seen in this recent article from Bloomberg UK. If you are considering finding a new role, then there probably hasn't been a better time. So, what do you need to do to land that new job? Here are our top 10 tips: 1 - Update your CV Your CV will need refreshing. Most people don't update their CV when they get a new job, so your current role is most likely missing from it. Read and review the whole thing and remember that your CV should be tailored to each job you apply for. The first step is to make sure it's up-to-date. Including your current…

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What is career coaching?

Monday 9th May 2022
By Jamie Hughes, career coach at Your CV Consultant

In the opening to my book, I suggest that the CV is a very undervalued item given its potential importance and impact on a person's life. A great CV can lead to promotions, new roles and increased income! Really, it should be number 1 in everyone's priority list. But it isn't. It often sits neglected on laptop hard drives or dusty pen sticks until the moment when its absolutely needed. Due to this neglect, it is then usually out of date or just does not feel good enough. This usually extends to career planning and preparation in general. Often an afterthought, rarely given much priority. So, as a result, people find themselves sitting at a blank screen not sure…

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Marginal Gains: Ways To Improve Your CV and Kick Start Your Career

Tuesday 29th March 2022
Jamie Hughes - CV Writer For Your CV Consultant

About the Author Jamie Hughes is an independent CV Writer and also writes CV's for Your CV Consultant. In his book, Marginal Gains: 88 Ways To Improve Your CV and Kick Start Your Career, he offers some great tips and advice which is a must read before you send off your next CV. In this article we have given you the first '4 Gains' to set you on the correct path to help you kick start your career. Marginal Gain 1: Making Marginal Gains Let me be clear from the outset: There is no magic wand that will make your CV better, improve your chances of getting an interview or even get it noticed in the pile on the desk of the hiring…

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Dance With The Devil - Recruitment Agencies: Should I Use One?

Saturday 8th January 2022
Jamie Hughes - CV Writer and Career Coach For Your CV Consultant

About the Author Jamie Hughes is a published author relating to CV Writing and also Career Coach and Senior CV Writer for Your CV Consultant. In his book, Marginal Gains: 88 Ways To Improve Your CV and Kick Start Your Career, he offers some great tips and advice which is a must read before you send off your next CV. Jamie also completes Skype CV Packages helping to propel your career to the next stage! Recruitment Agencies: Should I use one? My answer would be yes. With careful thought and by abiding by a few simple rules it is well worth registering with a couple of recruitment agencies. People are very wary of engaging the assistance of recruitment agencies but when you are…

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Why choose a career coaching package with Your CV Consultant?

Tuesday 23rd November 2021
Jamie Hughes - CV Writer and Career Coach For Your CV Consultant

I have been in the CV/resume writing business for a long time. I believe that it's an essential service that too few people use. However, given it is how I earn my living, I would say that! My justification is simple: you happily pay a professional to cut your hair or fix your car. Yes, you could try it yourself but you would not have the expertise or experience to do the job well. Why would you not pay a professional to write your CV/resume? Your CV/resume is one of the most important documents in your life behind your birth certificate and passport. Arguably it's even more important than those things as a well written CV/resume has the power to change…

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Marginal Gain 11 - 'Changing Career Direction'

Monday 6th September 2021
Jamie Hughes - CV Writer and Career Coach For Your CV Consultant

About the Author Jamie Hughes is an independent CV Writer and also writes CV's for Your CV Consultant. In his book, Marginal Gains: 88 Ways To Improve Your CV and Kick Start Your Career, he offers some great tips and advice which is a must read before you send off your next CV. In this third part of our serialisation of his book, we have given you 'Marginal Gain 11' to set you on the correct path when constructing your CV. Marginal Gain 11: Changing career direction: Transferable skills 'No man is an island. No job is an island either'. Jamie Hughes 2016 13:46 I wrote that quote. What I meant was that no job operates in isolation with a completely different set of skills required…

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Marginal Gains: Ways To Improve Your CV and Kick Start Your Career (Part 2)

Saturday 13th March 2021
Jamie Hughes - CV Writer For Your CV Consultant

About the Author Jamie Hughes is an independent CV Writer and also writes CV's for Your CV Consultant. In his book, Marginal Gains: 88 Ways To Improve Your CV and Kick Start Your Career, he offers some great tips and advice which is a must read before you send off your next CV. In this second part of our serialisation of his book, we have given you '4 more key Gains' to set you on the correct path when constructing your CV. Marginal Gain 5: Screw you passport! There is no more important document in your life than your CV. A birth certificate may prove your existence. A passport may allow you access to the world. Neither can change your life and…

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Professional CV Writers – Are They Worth The Money?

Tuesday 28th November 2017
Your CV Consultant

You might think, based on the fact this article is being written by a professional CV writing company director, that the answer to the question is 'of course it's worth it!' However, there is more to this question than meets the eye... We answer 4 key questions you need to ask yourself before placing an order for a CV with ANY company. 1) Do I need someone to write my CV? Many people feel they don't need someone to write a CV for them. They know their experience and they can save money whilst doing it for free. However, it's best to break this down into two sections so an informed decision can be made. What people do not see…

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