Nick Baldwin

Nick Baldwin

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★ DoMyCV.com - CV and resume writing services for all stages of your career.

Whatever your reason for looking for a new job - whether you are aiming for promotion in your current company, are seeking a better job opportunity or have just finished your studies - the most important tool you need is a professional CV or resume which showcases your skills, experiences and abilities.

✰ Writing CVs and resumes accurately, with no spelling or grammatical errors, and presenting the facts clearly in a way that highlights your strengths, achievements and abilities.

✰ Providing FREE advice on how to write a CV

✰ Offering a FREE checking service

✰ Offering a comprehensive FREE CV report

✰ Over 20 years experience of dealing with recruitment professionals

✰ Excellent insight into what makes not just a good CV / resume but a great and compelling one.

Many CVs and resumes I've seen over the years have been poorly presented, contained spelling mistakes, or even failed to say what it is the writer actually does and is capable of doing!

☑ Get a professional opinion on whether your CV or resume not only looks right but gives enough compelling reasons why you should be interviewed, or whether you will never hear from that prospective employer again.

⌨ Before you send it to anyone else, send it to me with no obligation at all. I will then review it for you, free of charge, and send you a FREE comprehensive CV report analysing the strength of your CV or resume.

If it needs no work then the report will tell you so and I will wish you all the best.

If I feel I can make it significantly better I will say so and tell you what it would cost for me to put it right.

You can then decide if you are happy with what you have done or whether you would like me to sort it out for you.

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CV Writing

CV Writing As a professional CV writer and provider of a range of CV writing services my goal is to improve the overall quality of CVs that people use to promote themselves, using my 20+ years experience in the recruitment industry when I helped many hundreds of people successfully find and secure their next role. Almost all the CVs I worked with have needed some sort of work and correction, from simple spelling and grammatical errors to a complete re-think and re-write! As a professional CV writer I will improve the quality of your CV and the results you should achieve with it. Send me your CV (nick@domycv.com) and I will analyse it for you free of charge. I will then send you a comprehensive report outlining its strengths and highlighting what improvements may be needed. LinkedIn services With the growing importance of social networking sites in the recruitment process it has become vital to ensure that your LinkedIn profile (which is in effect an online CV) is set up properly so that you can benefit from the excellent networking opportunities this site provides. I also offer free of charge LinkedIn profile analysis, assessment and reporting. *Writing CVs accurately, with no spelling or grammatical errors, and presenting the facts clearly in a way that highlights an individual's strengths and abilities. *Providing FREE advice on how to write a CV *Offering a FREE CV checking service *Offering a FREE comprehensive CV report *Over 20 years experience of dealing with recruitment professionals *Excellent insight into what makes a good CV and what makes a great and compelling CV The services I offer include CV writing CV improvement LinkedIn profile writing LinkedIn profile optimisation Cover letter writing

Resume Writing

As a professional Resume writer and provider of a range of Resume writing services my goal is to improve the overall quality of Resumes that people use to promote themselves, using my 20+ years experience in the recruitment industry when I helped many hundreds of people successfully find and secure their next role. Almost all the Resumes I worked with have needed some sort of work and correction, from simple spelling and grammatical errors to a complete re-think and re-write! As a professional Resume writer I will improve the quality of your Resume and the results you should achieve with it. Send me your Resume and I will analyse it for you free of charge. I will then send you a comprehensive report outlining its strengths and highlighting what improvements may be needed. LinkedIn services With the growing importance of social networking sites in the recruitment process it has become vital to ensure that your LinkedIn profile (which is in effect an online Resume) is set up properly so that you can benefit from the excellent networking opportunities this site provides. I also offer free of charge LinkedIn profile analysis, assessment and reporting. *Writing Resumes accurately, with no spelling or grammatical errors, and presenting the facts clearly in a way that highlights an individual's strengths and abilities. *Providing FREE advice on how to write a Resume *Offering a FREE Resume checking service *Offering a FREE comprehensive Resume report *Over 20 years experience of dealing with recruitment professionals *Excellent insight into what makes a good Resume and what makes a great and compelling Resume The services I offer include Resume writing Resume improvement LinkedIn profile writing LinkedIn profile optimisation Cover letter writing

Work history from Nick Baldwin

Work History

BMS Sales Specialists LLP

Client Development Manager - Associate

From September 1990 to January 2011.

One of the founding members of BMS Sales Specialists. Helped grow the business from 3 people in one office to nearly 200 people across 8 offices in 4 countries. Held a number of positions over time * Partner * Branch Manager * Senior Account Expeditor * Account Manager * Consultant * Client Development Manager Roles entailed - sourcing vacancies using excellent questioning techniques, strong rapport building skills, and persistence. - negotiating fees, rebates and payment terms - sourcing applicants, interviewing them, sorting their CVs, interview coaching, feedback and follow up, negotiating salary and package details, agreeing start dates - managing consultants and sales staff - coaching, training and developing new staff - mentoring - profit and loss management - selecting relevant media both on + offline

Austin Benn Consultants

New Business Executive

From January 1989 to July 1990.

National sales recruitment company New business generation Sourcing vacancies for technical sales people using initiative, persistence, aggressive sales techniques and cheek.

Ram Power Ltd

Buyer

From January 1986 to January 1989.

*Purchasing hydraulic components *Achieving cost reductions by keen negotiation *Stock control

Killick Martin & Co Ltd

Shipping Clerk

From January 1985 to January 1986.

Container Marketing Control department (CMC) - Ben Line Containers - Principal - Logistics of container movement around the world - Forecasting space allocation on vessels

DoMyCV.com

Senior Consultant

Currently works here.

★ DoMyCV.com - CV and resume writing services for all stages of your career. Whatever your reason for looking for a new job - whether you are aiming for promotion in your current company, are seeking a better job opportunity or have just finished your studies - the most important tool you need is a professional CV or resume which showcases your skills, experiences and abilities. ✰ Writing CVs and resumes accurately, with no spelling or grammatical errors, and presenting the facts clearly in a way that highlights an individual's strengths, achievements and abilities. ✰ Providing FREE advice on how to write a CV ✰ Offering a FREE checking service ✰ Offering a comprehensive FREE CV report ✰ Over 20 years experience of dealing with recruitment professionals ✰ Excellent insight into what makes a good CV / resume and what makes a great and compelling CV or resume. Many CVs received over the years have been poorly presented, contained grammatical or spelling errors, or even failed to say what it is the writer actually does and is capable of doing! ☑ Get a professional opinion on whether your CV or resume not only looks right but gives enough compelling reasons why you should be interviewed, or whether you will never hear from that prospective employer again. ⌨ Before you send it to anyone else, send it to me with no obligation at all. I will then review it for you, free of charge, and send you a FREE comprehensive CV report analysing the strength of your CV or resume. If it needs no work then the report will tell you so and I will wish you all the best. If I feel I can make it significantly better I will say so and tell you what it would cost for me to put it right. You can then decide if you are happy with what you have done or whether you would like me to sort it out for you.

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Is your CV or resume giving the wrong impression of you?

Some of the words you use to describe yourself on your CV could be misinterpreted with disastrous consequences. When you write your CV it is very easy to say things that you think make you sound different and stand out from others, whereas in reality they could be giving completely the wrong impression. What does your CV say about you? “People person?”, “Unique approach?”, “Own style?” Or “Achiever?”, “Determined?”, “Successful?”, “Responsible?” As an example, someone describing themselves as having a “unique approach” or their “own style” could be perceived by an employer as being hard to manage, or doesn’t do what their manager wants them to do. Saying that you are a “people person” could be interpreted as being someone who likes to spend all day talking rather than working, a chatter-box, or even a gossip. It is important to make sure that you don’t fall into these traps and to ensure that your CV sells you in the most powerful and compelling way. Use strong words that conjure up a positive image and that are clear and unambiguous in their meaning so that there can be no misinterpretation. Support the things you say with evidence. This evidence should take the form of achievements – your accomplishments which demonstrate that you do have the skill or attribute you claim. If your CV is written in this way then it will prove to be a powerful marketing tool that will impress the reader, ultimately inspiring them to invite you to interview. Does yours? For an objective view of how strong your CV is it is a good idea to get someone else to read it through. Better still get a professional CV writer’s opinion on whether your CV gives enough compelling reasons why you should be interviewed, or whether you will never hear from that prospective employer again. If it needs work the professional can put it right for you quickly and cheaply so your next application will not be wasted, and transform your uninspiring CV into a powerful marketing tool. So before you send it to anyone else get your CV checked out. Here’s a suggestion. Go to www.domycv.com and click on FREE advice and checking and not only receive a free, comprehensive report on the strength of your CV but also you can download free advice on how to write a CV. 
 These are free services, and you would only need to pay anything if you asked to have your CV written or re-written - there is absolutely no obligation whatsoever.

Why are accuracy and attention to detail important in a CV/resume?

Accuracy and attention to detail are vital in a CV/resume. Spelling mistakes are guaranteed to ruin your chances of going further in most recruitment processes. Very often a recruiter will reject a CV at the first sign of a spelling mistake and, to be fair, there's no excuse nowadays for anyone having these basic errors on their CVs. Spellcheck is included in most word processing software so run it before you complete your CV. However, beware. Spellcheck is not foolproof; if a word actually exists - even if it is being used in the wrong context - it may not be flagged up as an error. These are the most common errors not picked up automatically: - Their => They're => There Your => You're Where => Wear => We're => Ware Write => Right => Rite Its => It's => Its' ...and there are many more. The best advice to anyone writing their own CV is to check it thoroughly, go away and do something else for 5 minutes, then come back and check it again. Then give it to someone else to check. If accuracy and attention to detail, or spelling and grammar are not your strengths, or if English is not your first or strongest language then either get a professional to write your CV for you or get one to check it for you. Before you send it to anyone else get your CV checked out. Get a professional’s opinion on whether your CV gives enough compelling reasons why you should be interviewed, or whether you will never hear from that prospective employer again. If it needs work the professional can put it right for you quickly and cheaply so your application will not be wasted! Have a look at www.domycv.com and click on FREE Advice and Checking and not only receive a free, comprehensive report on the strength of your CV but also you can download free advice on how to write a CV. These are free services, and you would only need to pay anything if you asked to have your CV written or re-written - there is absolutely no obligation whatsoever.

A CV is like speed-dating but with less time

Someone reading your CV is seeing you for the first time and they will want to find out what they need to know as quickly and simply as possible. These things are 1) What does this person do right now? 2) What are they capable of doing? 3) What do they want to do? 4) Do any of these things match what I'm looking for? It may seem obvious, but many people simply don't put this information on their CV and instead fill it with long and clever phrases or extracts from their job description which actually say nothing relevant! Recruiters, not known for their levels of concentration or their attention span, will want to know the important things about you as quickly as possible, and if a CV does not tell them exactly that in the first few seconds then they usually stop reading and move on to the next one. Just like speed-dating only quicker and with even less influence! First base. Your first opportunity to set the scene is with a strong profile at the beginning of the CV which clearly, concisely and convincingly tells the reader all these things. The reaction we are aiming for here is not necessarily “Wow!” but more like “at last!” or “hurray!”. “Wow” is good, but remember you will have to live up to and exceed that expectation in interview, so we need to balance magnificence with realism. Second base. Once the recruiter is safely through the profile they then encounter the skills summary, which should be a bold portrayal of your key skills i.e. the things you are known for being good at. It should not just consist of “Communication skills”, “Team player”, and “People person” but more substantial, job-related items such as “Project Management”, “Customer Service”, or “People Management” which give an indication of what you do. Third base. Hopefully by now we are getting somewhere and the recruiter will be reading your employment history, probably the largest part of the document. However there is nothing more certain of ending your flourishing relationship with the recruiter than including sections from your official job description. These only describe function and nothing personal to you, and never make interesting reading. Keep their interest alive by including some achievements, examples of things you have accomplished and that you are proud of in your job, but do keep them focused on the task in hand. If there are too many that are unrelated to your day-to-day role then the reader will be given the impression that you are always going off and doing something else. What does yours say? It can be useful to get an objective view of how your CV looks from an unrelated third party, who can check that it says what it should and sells you in the most effective way. Who better than an experienced, professional CV writer to give their professional opinion on whether your CV gives enough compelling reasons why you should be interviewed, or whether you will never hear from that prospective employer again. If it needs work you could ask the professional to put it right for you quickly and cheaply so your next application will not be wasted! So before you send it to anyone else get your CV checked out by going to www.domycv.com and clicking on FREE advice and checking; not only will you receive a free, comprehensive report on the strength of your CV but also you can download free advice on how to write a CV. 
 These are free services, and you would only need to pay anything if you asked to have your CV written or re-written - there is absolutely no obligation whatsoever.

CV rejected because of its colour?

Even in today’s modern society the use of colour can play a huge part in making that all-important good first impression and therefore determine whether you are selected for interview or not. A bright yellow CV with orange and green headings might appeal to some people with flamboyant tastes, but to most it would simply appear outrageous and an affront to their sensibilities. A CV presented on a plain white background with black text and perhaps a neutral spot colour for headings will win no awards for artistic design but could certainly not be called outrageous, so therefore will not be rejected on that basis. Put another way, a brightly coloured CV is more likely to be rejected purely based on its appearance than a more conservative or conventional version. So how much decoration is acceptable? There is some room for a little personalisation, just as long as it is not overbearing, or likely to raise an eyebrow or cause a frown. Colour is acceptable in small doses such as lightly coloured headings or a feint background wash. Watermarks are a good way of adding your own personal mark to a CV. A simple border – plain or lightly patterned – can add to the appearance and memorability of a CV. As ever, though, of far greater importance are the content of the CV, the structure, and the language used. To ensure that the reader is captivated, convinced, and ultimately compelled to invite you to interview, every word, all phrases and each sentence have to be carefully considered, thoughtfully selected, and presented in such a way as to inspire action. If you are not sure whether your CV or resume is up to the task it would be a good idea to get someone to look over it. Who better than an experienced, professional CV writer who can analyse and assess it for you for free? They can give you their professional opinion as to whether your CV not only looks right but gives enough compelling reasons why you should be invited for interview, or whether you will never hear from that prospective employer again. If it needs work they can do it for you quickly and cheaply so your next application won't be wasted. Before you send it to anyone else get your CV checked out. Try this. Go to www.domycv.com and click on FREE Advice and Checking, and when you submit your CV for analysis not only will you receive a free, comprehensive report on the strength of your CV but you can also download free advice on how to write a CV. These are free services, and you would only need to pay anything if you asked to have your CV written or re-written - there is absolutely no obligation whatsoever.

Advice on how to write a CV – for Free!

Can anyone reading your CV tell who you really are? Or is it full of jargon and cheesy statements? If someone asked you to describe yourself in 3 sentences would you say the same as is on your CV? What about the descriptions of your jobs? Over the last 20 years or so I have had the pleasure of receiving thousands of CVs from people in all walks of life and I have been constantly amazed at the rubbish that people write on their CVs. Many times I have put a CV down and not had a single clue what the person was like as an individual or even what they actually do. What you say on your CV must be descriptive, accurate and concise, and should leave the reader in no doubt as to your capabilities, experience and personality. More than that, it needs to be convincing, inspiring, and ultimately compelling in the language and statements used. These statements have to be supported by quantifiable achievements – examples of when and where what you have said on the CV has been demonstrated. Do not pad it out with unnecessary and ambiguous statements. Sections lifted from your HR-written job description are also to be avoided as they describe function and give no indication of what you actually do or are good at. Writing a CV is a skill that has to be learned and developed through experience - experience that most people do not have, so it is not surprising that many of them do not produce the desired result ie an interview. One way of finding out whether your CV says what it should and sells you in the best way is to get an experienced, professional CV writer to check it for you – or, better still, prepare it for you – but make sure you choose one that can demonstrate lots of experience getting people jobs as well as a good command of the English language, and that doesn't charge you a fortune! Before you send it to anyone else get a professional’s opinion on whether your CV gives enough compelling reasons why you should be interviewed, or whether you will never hear from that prospective employer again. If it needs work the professional can put it right for you quickly and cheaply so your next application will not be wasted! Take a look at www.domycv.com and click on FREE advice and checking and not only will you receive a free, comprehensive report on the strength of your CV, but also you can download free advice on how to write a CV, 
 These are free services, and you would only need to pay anything if you asked to have your CV written or re-written - there is absolutely no obligation whatsoever.

Should you put your photo on your CV?

Some people say that profile photos are for on online dating sites, your Facebook page, or your LinkedIn/Google+/Wordpess page, but not your CV or Resume. It has also been said that there is no need for a photograph unless your appearance is a key factor in the role you are applying for, for example as an actor or a model. From the point of view of a CV writer with many years of experience as a recruiter there have certainly been occasions when a photo should NOT have been used. The most prominent of these was a gentleman whose CV picture looked like it had been taken in the 1970s. He was sporting a dark, bushy moustache and a thick mullet hair style. His tweed jacket and green shirt were offset by a striking yellow tie bearing a complicated pattern. Now for some an image such as this might not be a problem, and it could be argued that this person was memorable – I certainly remember him that’s for sure! But for many it will be a major problem and could mean that his application will fail at the first hurdle i.e. the first reading of his CV. On the other hand many recruiters nowadays specifically request a photograph so that they can picture the individual as they read. It personalises the CV without any doubt and makes the CV more about an identifiable individual rather than just another applicant. So should you put a photo on a CV? In my opinion a photo is fine just as long as it is professional, conservative and not unusual in any way. If you have any doubts about your CV, send it to a professional who can advise on the whole CV’s likely impact on a recruiter – they will do this for free so there’s no cost involved. So before you send yours to anyone else get a professional’s opinion on whether it gives enough compelling reasons why you should be interviewed, or whether you will never hear from that prospective employer again. If it needs work the professional can put it right for you quickly and cheaply so your application will not be wasted! Have a look at www.domycv.com and click on FREE Advice and Checking and not only will you receive a free, comprehensive report on the strength of your CV but also you can download free advice on how to write a CV.

Should you put your age/date of birth on your CV?

Once upon a time, not so long ago, it was second nature to automatically include your date of birth on your CV. It was also probably the second or third question asked by a recruiter in the early conversations about yourself. This, of course, was in the days before legislation was introduced to stop ageism. It was designed to stop employers from discriminating on the basis of age when recruiting, but despite this ageism is still alive and kicking. The legislation does not, however, say that you cannot put your age or date of birth on your CV. In fact it should mean that you are now able to include these details with more confidence. In reality, though, having raised awareness of the practice of ageism it has made those applying for jobs more wary than ever. More people nowadays do not put their date of birth or their age on their CVs and indeed often go to great lengths to conceal these facts. Not only are these details omitted but also dates of education, and dates of jobs from early in a career; even certain types of qualification can reveal a person’s age, such as O levels which were replaced by GCSEs in the 1980s. But there is a positive side to this situation. If a prospective employer or a recruiter really wants to find the age of an applicant and the information is not immediately apparent, then they may actually spend more time looking through and reading the CV searching for clues. On balance, therefore, it is best not to include your date of birth or you age on a CV. The content of the CV, the structure, and the language used are far more important. Each word, phrase and sentence has to be carefully considered, thoughtfully selected, and presented in such a way that the reader is captivated, convinced, and ultimately compelled to invite you to interview. Once your CV is finished it is a good idea to get someone to look over it. Who better than an experienced, professional CV writer to analyse and assess it for you? They will do it for free and can give you their professional opinion on whether your CV not only looks right but gives enough compelling reasons why you should be invited for interview, or whether you will never hear from that prospective employer again. If it needs work they can do it for you quickly and cheaply so your next application won't be wasted. Before you send it to anyone else get your CV checked out. Try this. Go to www.domycv.com and click on FREE Advice and Checking, and when you submit your CV for analysis not only will you receive a free, comprehensive report on the strength of your CV but you can also download free advice on how to write a CV. These are free services, and you would only need to pay anything if you asked to have your CV written or re-written - there is absolutely no obligation whatsoever.

CV rejected because of fonts?

Your choice of font (or typeface) on a CV or Resume is as important as how you choose to dress for an interview. Use the wrong font and your job application could be history. Use the right font and a recruiter will find it much more appealing and therefore easier to read your CV. Fonts to avoid on your CV or Resume are: Magneto – hard to read quickly Brush Script M7 – looks like handwriting and is also very hard to read Courier – looks like it was typed on a typewriter. The best and most common fonts to use are: Ariel Times New Roman Verdana These are all simple, unassuming fonts which are clear and easy to read making it easier for a recruiter to read more. Size matters. Another common mistake is to use the wrong font size. It is a temptation to make the font size smaller so that you can cram more information onto the CV or resume. But make it too small and the CV becomes difficult to read – and that means a recruiter will not read it. On the other hand make the font too large and the CV will look like a children’s book and so will lose credibility – and that too means a recruiter will not read it. The ideal font size is between 10 and 12 point depending on your choice of font. Boring is best. Finally, avoid using a number of different fonts or varying sizes throughout the document as this can look messy and unprofessional. Be consistent and use the same font all the way through. If you want to draw attention to certain areas then use bold, italics or underlining – but use them sparingly or they will lose their impact. Once the CV is finished it is always a good idea to have someone look over it. Why not get an experienced, professional CV writer to analyse and assess it for you? They will do it for free and can give you their professional opinion on whether your CV not only looks right but gives enough compelling reasons why you should be interviewed, or whether you will never hear from that prospective employer again. If it needs work they can put it right for you quickly and cheaply so your next application won't be wasted. Before you send it to anyone else get your CV checked out. Try this. Go to www.domycv.com and click on FREE Advice and Checking and when you submit your CV for analysis not only will you receive a free, comprehensive report on the strength of your CV but you can also download free advice on how to write a CV. These are free services, and you would only need to pay anything if you asked to have your CV written or re-written - there is absolutely no obligation whatsoever.

Why are you sending your CV and not getting interviews?

There's nothing more frustrating than seeing the perfect job, firing off a CV with great enthusiasm, and then hearing absolutely nothing from them ever again. You find yourself questioning whether the job actually existed in the first place, does the recruiter really know what he's doing, or whether there were really so many better applicants that your CV didn't even warrant a reply. But first of all ask yourself, “Does my CV do me justice? Does it actually say all the things I need to get across in those important first few seconds of being read?” I have to say that the majority of CVs that I have seen over my 20+ years in the recruitment industry have not been very impressive at all. They contain spelling mistakes, grammatical errors or simply don't say what the writer actually does or is capable of doing in a convincing way. Many of them are just a job description that has been copied and pasted into the CV, but this does not tell the reader anything about your skills, strengths, personality or aspirations. Why is this? I think that the majority of people only ever write their CV when they are unhappy or frustrated at work, or they find themselves unexpectedly out of a job, so consequently have little experience or knowledge of what makes a strong and compelling CV. Writing a CV is a skill that has to be learned and developed through experience - experience that most people do not have, so it is not surprising that the CVs they create do not produce the desired result ie an interview. A good way of checking that your CV says what it should and sells you in the best way is to get an experienced, professional CV writer to analyse and assess it for you. Get a professional’s opinion on whether your CV gives enough compelling reasons why you should be interviewed, or whether you will never hear from that prospective employer again. If it needs work the professional can put it right for you quickly and cheaply so your next application won't be wasted. Before you send it to anyone else get your CV checked out. Try this. Go to www.domycv.com and click on FREE Advice and Checking and when you submit your CV for analysis not only will you receive a free, comprehensive report on the strength of your CV but also you can download 
advice on how to write a CV. These are free services, and you would only need to pay anything if you asked to have your CV written or re-written - there is absolutely no obligation whatsoever.

Is your Resume in tip-top condition? Can it compete?

NOW is the time to make your Resume stand out from all the many others! With unemployment set to rise considerably in the near future you cannot rely on luck or chance that your Resume will be given priority over others. Recruiters, who are already busy with piles of Resumes, will find they get an even greater response to their adverts, and as a consequence will spend even less time reading each Resume. This means that if your Resume is too wordy, the relevant detail is buried in the middle somewhere, there are spelling mistakes, or it simply doesn't say convincingly, concisely and accurately what you do, the chances are you will not be getting an interview. If your Resume looks appealing - in a professional way! - is the right length, has all the important information correctly ordered, with compelling and honest statements of fact about you that are clearly and easily understandable, then your chances are far greater. What is yours like? The best way of ensuring that your Resume says what it should and sells you in the most effective way is to get an experienced, professional Resume writer to prepare it for you - but make sure you choose one that can demonstrate lots of experience getting people jobs as well as a good command of the English language, and that doesn't charge you a fortune! Before you send it to anyone else get your Resume checked out for FREE. Get a professional’s opinion on whether your Resume gives enough compelling reasons why you should be interviewed, or whether you will never hear from that prospective employer again. If it needs work the professionals can put it right for you quickly and cheaply so your application will not be wasted! Have a look at www.domycv.com and click on FREE Advice and Checking and not only get free advice on how to write a Resume, but also you will receive a free, comprehensive report on the strength of your Resume. 
 These are free services, and you would only need to pay anything if you asked to have your Resume written or re-written - there is absolutely no obligation whatsoever. Did you know? I also offer FREE LinkedIn profile checking and reports.

Which pile will your CV end up on? Interview or ignore?

How many times have you sent off your CV to a great job and then heard absolutely nothing? Ever wondered why that is? I spent over 20 years as a recruitment consultant and I can honestly say that most of the CVs I saw on a daily basis did not inspire me to call the applicant in for interview. The "thanks but no thanks" pile was significantly bigger than the "yes call to interview" pile. Clearly, given the high number of CVs that were sent to me, I wouldn't have had enough time to interview everyone and so, like anyone looking to recruit, I had to make a very swift assessment of the CV and if I couldn't find what I was looking for quickly, then I would have to move on to the next one. If the CV was too long then that would put me off straight away, and if it had spelling mistakes or grammatical errors, my opinion automatically dropped. If I didn’t see the information I needed quickly because it was either buried in vast paragraphs of text or didn’t appear until the end of the CV, then I would probably never see it at all and so the application would be rejected. This is why it is so important to make sure that the key points about you are clearly stated at the beginning of the CV, and that it is written accurately and concisely. Which pile is your CV destined for? Before you send it to anyone else get your CV checked out. Get a professional’s opinion on whether your CV gives enough compelling reasons why you should be interviewed, or whether you will never hear from that prospective employer again. If it needs work the professional can put it right for you quickly and cheaply so your application will not be wasted! Go to www.domycv.com and click on FREE advice and checking, and get Free Advice on how to write a CV, and a Free CV Checking service, which includes a comprehensive report on the strength of your CV. Please note, these are free services, and you would only need to pay anything if you ask us to have your CV written or re-written - there is absolutely no obligation whatsoever. Did you know? We also offer FREE LinkedIn profile checking and reports.

How do you get 20 years of experience into a 2 page CV?

How can you squeeze all the skills you have developed and experience you have gained into just 2 pages of a CV? This is the dilemma facing many people and, sadly, most fail to do a good job of it. The fact is recruiters will be put off reading a CV which is too long – even the most dedicated recruiter will not read every word of a 6 page CV, so why put them there in the first place? In order to keep your CV to 2 pages you have to be ruthless when deciding if something stays or goes - like you do when clearing out your spare room or shed. Detail that relates to jobs you did over 10 years ago can largely be considered no longer relevant - unless there is a really pressing reason why it should stay it should be discarded. Most employers will want to look back over your last 3 jobs or 10 years in the expectation that your skills, supported by relevant achievements, will be freshest and most relevant. Similarly, copying and pasting sections from your current and/or previous official job descriptions take up too much space and say little, if anything, about you as an individual and your particular set of strengths and achievements. Many people find it too difficult to be brutal when it comes to pruning their CVs and hand it to a professional to do it for them - it is much easier for a third party to remain objective. The best way of ensuring that your CV says what it should and sells you in the best way is to get an experienced, professional CV writer to check it for you – or, better still, prepare it for you – but make sure you choose one that can demonstrate lots of experience getting people jobs as well as a good command of the English language, and that doesn't charge you a fortune! Before you send it to anyone else get your CV checked out for FREE. Get a professional’s opinion on whether your CV gives enough compelling reasons why you should be interviewed, or whether you will never hear from that prospective employer again. If it needs work the professional can put it right for you quickly and cheaply so your next application will not be wasted! Go to www.domycv.com and click on FREE advice and checking and not only get free advice on how to write a CV, but also you will receive a free, comprehensive report on the strength of your CV. 
 These are free services, and you would only need to pay anything if you asked to have your CV written or re-written - there is absolutely no obligation whatsoever. Did you know? We also offer FREE LinkedIn profile checking and reports. Free CV checking and CV writing advice - DoMyCV.com

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