On the Blog: CV Writing Tips & Advice

To improve your job search, CV, and LinkedIn profile

Welcome to Giraffe CVs’ blog. Each week I share new tips and strategies to help you to ace your job search and elevate your career. If you prefer your tips in podcast form, head on over to iTunes and subscribe to The CV Confidence Coach podcast. If you enjoy the podcast, please leave me a review!

Evolving your CV as you evolve

Last month, I received an email from someone I had worked with five years ago, back in 2010. The individual requested a CV update service, and I was happy to oblige. At the first contact, I suspected that using the word ‘update’ was simplifying the situation, and I...

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What would your CV look like in a parallel universe?

This week’s blog is inspired by an eclectic combination of Sliding Doors, the late-90s romcom starring Gwyneth Paltrow and John Hannah, and the eminent Professor Stephen Hawking. Sliding Doors. It’s a great concept. The film plays out the two very different paths that...

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Advice for jobseekers, inspired by the eternal city

Although I have been back a few weeks now, my Italian adventure is still on my mind. We had such a fabulous time, enjoying everything the country has to offer. The warm welcome, the food, and the sights. Did I mention the food? In Rome, my family enjoyed referencing...

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Nine things that take less than nine seconds

Last week, our friends at Find Share Connect shared some sound and actionable CV advice on Facebook as part of their #CVSpringClean. Alan and Dan rounded up the day by reminding followers that 8.8 seconds is the time it takes for a person to look at your CV. This fact...

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The Easter Bunny’s guide to CV eggxcellence

This week, I was lucky enough to touch base with the Easter Bunny as he bounced by on what is undoubtedly his busiest week of the year. I took the hopportunity to ask the long-eared, cotton-tailed chocolatier about his top CV tips. It’s always insightful to hear from...

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Nine grammar tips guaranteed to uplevel your CV

When writing your CV, it’s so important to check and doublecheck your spelling and grammar. In today’s competitive job market, potential employers are looking for reasons to sort the Yes candidates from the Nos, and incorrect spelling or grammar can mean you fall at...

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Is your money mindset sabotaging your CV?

This month, I spent an incredible day learning about money mindset with the fabulous Denise Duffield-Thomas. The one-day money masterclass promised to ‘release your money blocks and fast track your first class life... blasting the lid off what you thought was possible...

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How to successfully manage your LinkedIn endorsements

If you’re actively using LinkedIn, have you given the endorsements on your profile much thought? Do you feel that they make a difference? Perhaps you’re conscious that they’re there but haven’t really got to grips with how you can manage them and best use them to your...

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Dos and don’ts of dates on your CV

Behind the marketing message of your CV, there is always an element of a timeline, requiring you to remember and present a series of dates.  Dates can make or break a CV, and further or diminish your suitability as judged by a recruiter.  Here are some handy dos and...

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15 top tips to optimise your internship

An internship is a much-coveted, experience-gathering, employability-boosting, and CV-enhancing work placement which can hold equal appeal for participants and recruiters alike. They come in all shapes and sizes, ranging from a few weeks to a year or more, with some...

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Is it time to CTRL ALT DEL your career?

When you CTRL ALT DEL your computer, it’s usually because something just isn’t working and you need to shut down the offending task so that you can get back to business as usual. Do you ever wish you could CTRL ALT DEL your career? You’re not alone. Sometimes we hit a...

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