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A Personal Profile (or ‘Career Profile’) is an introductory paragraph at the beginning of your CV containing a short summary of your background and career plans. The Profile is the written equivalent of an ‘elevator pitch’ designed to...

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Much of the advice on this website is specifically tailored to academics. The academic CV is different from the generic private sector CV in that it is generally longer and more detailed and usually places less emphasis on the personal...

Tailor your CV for the International Job Market

If you want to apply for jobs overseas there are several issues that you have to be aware of when creating your CV.

How to Create a CV part 4: Additional Information and References

This article will explore the important ‘extras’ that you will need to make your CV even more attractive to employers.

Top Tips for CV Writing

The most perfect/wonderful/killer/sublime/compelling/seductive CV – ever!Search for CV writing and you’ll get nearly 5 million results. So why are grown-up men and women still making fundamental mistakes? Common reasons are that they:

How to create a CV: Part Three: Responsibilities and Achievements

This is the most difficult part of your CV to write because your sections on education and the list of previous jobs needed to focus on correct factual information.By contrast when talking about your responsibilities and achievements you...

How to create a CV: Part Two: Education and Work Experience

Two key sections of your CV are your education and work experience. If you don’t get these right then your CV will go in the bin immediately. This article will help you to write these sections and sell yourself effectively.

How to create a CV: Part One: Personal Statement

What is a personal statement? A personal statement is a few sentences that appear at the top of your CV. It is sometimes referred to as a ‘career summary’ or a ‘personal mission statement’.

Academic Cover Letters

Writing a cover letter can seem pointless when online application forms and CVs provide employers with plenty of information. However, for academic jobs, the cover letter is essential. This article explores why you need one and what you...

How To Tailor your CV for the Private Sector

Times are tough in Higher Education and many are beginning to look around at opportunities available in ‘the outside world’. Here’s our step-by-step guide to revamping your CV for the private sector.

MBA CV: Top Tips for Making an Impact

Do you have, or are you studying for, an MBA from a top school? So it’s just a matter of putting it on the top of your CV and – voila! You’re bound to get the job, right? Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. Here’s how to maximise the...

CV Writing: Which Words Will Open Doors on a CV?

This article focuses on the use of language in a CV and how best to ensure you select those words which will open doors, rather than have them slammed shut after the first line.

Making Your Academic CV Effective

This article discusses ways that you can improve your CV and get noticed by academic employers. Academic CVs are very different from CVs for commercial jobs so much of the advice you see on generic job sites will not be relevant. Here’s...

How To Bulk Out An Academic CV

At the start of your career you can sometimes feel that your CV is too short and that you need to add more information to make it look impressive. Here are some tips on how to improve your CV by bulking out particular areas.

What is an Academic CV?

A good CV is vital when applying for academic jobs. An academic CV is different from more generic CVs. This article will explain what you need to include, what employers want to see and how they will use your CV.

How To Choose Your Referees

Your referees are very important in the job seeking process. Most people focus on presenting their qualifications, skills and experience and spend little time deciding who should be their referees. But choosing a good referee can make...

Skills CV Template

This type of CV is becoming increasingly common. It is most useful for non-academic roles.Instead of prioritising your job-based experiences in a chronological way, the skills based CV is centred on a range of different skills that you...

How to Lay Out an Academic CV

An academic CV is very different to a generic CV, so the advice you see on other CV sites might not be relevant if you are applying for an academic job. Here are some tips on how to lay out an academic CV.

How To Make Your CV Stand Out

Knowing your USP will make writing a CV and cover letter and preparing for an interview much easier.To find out what your USP is, break down what you can offer into three categories: qualifications, experience and skills.

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