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Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Effective CVs and a free guide

A well-written and presented CV plays an essential part in matching candidates to right roles and responsibilities, where solid experience and genuine evidence of results encourage us to take a closer look at someone going places.

There is also a number with less than truthful entries which naturally have to be weeded out of further consideration.

Our clients want to see individuals who can deliver in both hard and soft skilled areas, and have the potential to move at the sharp end of their business.

That’s where we’ll dig deeper to find supply chain and procurement professionals who can communicate their achievements to demonstrate what’s really being asked for in a role, rather than simply tired waffle.

Good CV Poor CV

The next time you’re looking to tailor your CV so that it answers the advertised requirements for a role and stands out from the crowd, why not take note of the pointers in this excellent free PDF guide from Richmond Solutions, the specialists in Executive CV creation, which graphically shows both good and poor CV practice.

When applying for any of our selection of procurement and supply chain jobs, we’ll be looking at your CV for the relevant expertise that you’ll be exposed to in a new role. Make sure we don’t miss it!

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

Candidate tips – successful CVs

As everyone ups their game to stand out in a very competitive marketplace, CVs need to work even harder to clearly demonstrate notable achievements, responsibilities and results.

Here are some quick pointers to getting yours right -

  • Make sure – your CV is concise, chronological and up-to-date
  • Be specific – about projects, categories and results you’ve been actively involved with
  • Check – any objectives you include will count you in for a role, not out
  • Don’t – lie, plagiarise or slip into irrelevance
  • Skip – clichés and generic phrases, they won’t impress

We see a lot of CVs and will be happy to advise if you’re looking for some help with yours.

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