Resume Writing Best Practices

How to Choose the Best Resume Writing Service

Your resume is usually the first opportunity you get to sell yourself to potential employers and the quality of your resume will be the deciding factor in you being invited in for an interview, or not. Writing the perfect resume that sets you aside from the competition is...

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Writing a cover letter that will secure you the interview

Writing a targeted cover letter is the most crucial step for being selected for an interview. Firstly, it shows you have taken the time to read and understand the job description, this will automatically give you an advantage over 35% of the other applicants. The way in which you write...

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What sections to include within your resume and what is not relevant

There is a lot of conflicting information on what sections your resume should contain. The truth is that this is going to vary from profession to profession. Due to the rising popularity of online applications over the last 15 years, recruiters are now receiving over 8 times as many...

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How to use LinkedIn to climb the career ladder

LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network with in excess of 500 million professionals registered worldwide. It is estimated that around 80% of all positions filled are through some kind of referral, so it’s absolutely vital in this day and age that your LinkedIn profile is optimized. Invest the...

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How to present your employment experience within your resume

In this blog post I’ll cover how you should present your previous employment experience, what to include and discard, and how far back you should go. The first thing to cover is how this information is presented. List your experience in bullet points rather than sentences. This makes the...

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How to design and format your resume to professional standards

Resume design is a vitally important aspect of your application, if your resume is plain and lacks personality, in a pile of applications it can be easily overlooked. It’s one of the most common mistakes candidates make today. On the other hand, bright colours, big text, fancy fonts, and...

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How to write a professional resume personal profile

Personal profiles are the ideal way for you to grab a recruiter’s attention and persuade them to continue reading your resume. This small paragraph sits directly at the top of your document, concisely and effectively displaying who you are, your skills and strengths relevant to the sector or...

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Resume Writing Advice - What personal information should you include?

What personal information should you include and exclude from your resume and why? The standard inclusions are pretty straight forward so they don’t need much explaining. Include your full name, your direct phone number, your email address, a link to your LinkedIn profile and the city in which you...

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Professional Resume Writing Advice from our COO Ian Jenkins

While we pride ourselves on the excellent value for money our service delivers, I completely understand not everyone has the finances readily available to invest in a professional writer to assist with their application documents. I’ve decided to make 7 short videos explaining the latest writing standards for job...

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