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As autumn begins in earnest, for many of us the amazing summer of 2018 has faded into a distant memory. Now is a good time to reflect on how 2018 has played out upto now. Most of us spend more time at work than with their immediate family; so now’s a good time to reflect on where you are at with your career. This can be looking for new opportunities within your company, changing your location of work or even more dramatic changes such as changing the industry in which you work. You may be on the search for your dream job, or maybe just a “stepping stone” to get you out of university and onto the job market to enable you to work your way up.

Either way, your CV is the first thing that potential employers see, so it has to represent you in the best possible way. The average amount of time an employer spends initially looking at your CV is 30 seconds. Capture their attention in that short time window and they will delve deeper; miss the boat and they will likely move on.

Continue reading Thoughts on developing your CV – a Headhunters’ perspective.

Date posted: September 20, 2018 | Author: | 2 Comments » | Categories: CV Optimisation

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At Wynne Consulting we see hundreds of CV’s every day. The biggest mistake we see is people filling their CV’s with every single activity, skill or job they have ever had onto one page instead of focusing on creating a logical and compelling story of their career. Just recently I was reviewing a 12-page CV that started out with the following:

“My skills include marketing, social media, project management, accounting, tax law, labor law, financial management, sales strategy, 6 Sigma, operational effectiveness, ad operations and software sales. I’ve also published two novels and took a few months off to write a poetry book last spring.”

Continue reading Remove half of the stuff on your CV right now

Date posted: September 6, 2018 | Author: | No Comments » | Categories: CV Optimisation

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Everyone knows how the process works. You need the right CV to get a job interview. And if the CV isn’t up to scratch – no job interview.

So – you need to build a CV for each individual job? But that’s easier said than done…………………

Top UK search recruiter Wynne Consulting are here to give you some guidance on how to best align your experience with each particular job. So – what if:

Continue reading How to build the best CV to prove you’re right for the job.

Date posted: August 9, 2018 | Author: | No Comments » | Categories: CV Optimisation

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At Wynne Consulting we see hundreds of CV’s every day. The biggest mistake we see is people filling their CV’s with every single activity, skill or job they have ever had onto one page instead of focusing on creating a logical and compelling story of their career. Just recently I was reviewing a 12-page CV that started out with the following:

“My skills include marketing, social media, project management, accounting, tax law, employment law, financial management, sales strategy, 6 Sigma, operational effectiveness, ad operations and software sales. I’ve also published two novels and took a few months off to write a poetry book last spring.”

Continue reading Why you need to remove half of the things on your CV right now.

Date posted: November 9, 2017 | Author: | 2 Comments » | Categories: CV Optimisation

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How’s your 2015 going? For many the economy is improving and the stagnation and uncertainty we’ve all suffered in the last few years is starting to lift. Moving forward with your life is often directly linked to your career. This may be looking at progressing within your company, moving companies, changing your location of work or even more dramatic changes such as changing the industry in which you operate. You may be on the search for your dream job, or maybe just a “stepping stone” to get you out of university and onto the job market to enable you to work your way up.

Either way, your CV is the first thing that potential employers see, so it has to represent you in the best possible way. The average amount of time an employer spends initially looking at your CV is 10 seconds.

Continue reading Stay ahead of the flock – how to structure a winning CV.

Date posted: April 2, 2015 | Author: | No Comments » | Categories: CV Optimisation