cv advice

Do you want to get a new job, get promoted or get a pay rise? Then now's the time to dust off your CV and really get it battle ready, because it's currently the 17th annual International Update Your Resume Month.
There's a huge debate between career experts right now over whether or not you should put a photo on your CV - after all
Whatever your political views, one good thing about the Conservative win in the General Election is their promise to create three million apprenticeships for young people aged between 16 and 24 by 2020.
It's finals time and understandably it's tricky to think about anything else when your stress levels are through the roof and the timetable of exams is relentless. I'm sure the last thing you want to do is write your CV, after three years or more of hard study (and probably partying) before you sit your last paper.
Your CV is the gateway between you and that first meeting with a recruiter, hiring manager, or future boss. If you want to
In a move that's long overdue, but way short of what's needed, these 'returnship' schemes help mostly women - and some men - resume their careers, often after caring for children, though sometimes for other reasons too. But it's most definitely more needed for women, as we're still predominantly responsible for staying home to look after the kids (come on, guys!).
When I worked in recruitment in the City, I was drowning in job applications for the first three months of the year. To speed up the process of ploughing through them, like everyone in my industry, I had certain CV no-nos which, when spotted, would send any potential candidates straight into the bin.
If you're still really stuck, go out and do something that you can write about. I coached football through my DofE programme, which I used on my CV to show communication and leadership skills. Always remember that each skill you list should be backed up by a real life example of where you've demonstrated this, and then the world is your oyster.
Good news - we've seen the number of jobs advertised on reed.co.uk grow by 21%* in the past year. Even so, it remains a competitive market for graduates. To improve your chances of securing that sought-after graduate role, it's necessary to stand out from the crowd...
This September, over 500,000 graduates will enter the UK employment market. It's a staggering figure. And with competition for positions at the country's top firms so fierce, it has never been more important for candidates to think about how they can make their CV stand out from the rest...