5 ways to supercharge the work experience section of your CV or résumé

The employment history or work experience section of your CV is viewed by employers as a way to see what you’ve achieved, which skills you’ve picked up along the way, and an indication of your performance.

The experience section is probably one of the most important parts of a job application, and the employer will typically spend most of their time here. Those of you with an extensive amount of experience will have a lot to focus upon, but that doesn’t mean to say it should all be included. Continue reading 5 ways to supercharge the work experience section of your CV or résumé

2 things you shouldn’t include in your CV

You will often come across helpful guides and tips on what to include in your CV, so we thought we’d create a list of 3 things you shouldn’t include. Knowing what not to include is just as important, and with so many other applications to review the hiring manager is looking for only the best candidate.

To help you get that one step closer to your dream job, here are 2 things you shouldn’t include in your CV: Continue reading 2 things you shouldn’t include in your CV

How to get feedback from an employer if you didn’t get an interview

Trying to figure out on your own why your CV failed to get you an interview can feel like an impossible task. Was it because you didn’t have enough experience? Did the presentation of your CV fall short? Was the font not deemed professional enough?

As you can see from just a few examples above, your CV could have any number of mistakes and you may never know. Or, it could simply come down to the smallest of reasons why you didn’t get an interview. In any case, knowing the reason why will dramatically help you increase your chances for the next time. Continue reading How to get feedback from an employer if you didn’t get an interview

Why hobbies are important for a CV

When it comes to writing a CV one of the sections which would seem the least important is the hobbies and interests. Does an employer really care about what you get up to in your spare time?

To help answer this question it really depends on the types of hobbies a job seeker has. Let’s look further into how the hobbies section can add value, and why they can become an important aspect of a CV. Continue reading Why hobbies are important for a CV

How you can make a big impact with your CV

The number one goal we have at CV World is to ensure that the candidates we help stand out to employers for all the right reasons. So how can this be achieved?

First, the CV has to be impeccable. By this, we mean that the CV must be both beautifully written and perfectly presented, without a single error. Continue reading How you can make a big impact with your CV

How to explain an employment gap on your CV

There may be a number of reasons why you were out of work – health issues, helping a family member recover from illness, or even taking a gap year. Being out of work for an extended period of time will not look good on a CV, and needs to be explained.

An employer will naturally become suspicious of an employment gap. Continue reading How to explain an employment gap on your CV