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What happens to your CV after you apply for a job?

What happens to your CV after you apply for a job?

January has historically always been the busiest month on record for job seekers and job applications.

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How to land the ideal job without a CV

How to land the ideal job without a CV

Here at Zoek we so often assume that you have a CV that’s either a polished end-product, or being continually refined towards a state of CV nirvana that will land you the dream job the instant it hits the desk of a recruiter.

But what if you don't have a functional CV? Maybe you’ve never needed one. Maybe you’ve been out of the job market for a while and idea of recreating your CV is so daunting it’s off-putting. Or maybe your job sector is just not into CVs, resumes, personal mission statements and the like.

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The most creative CVs in the world

The most creative CVs in the world

A CV is not merely a list of your previous experience and work. It’s the first opportunity to show what you can do; an example of your work in itself.

If the words in your CV claim you have attention to detail, the best way is to show it with a very thorough and well laid out CV. If you list communications as a strength, but your CV doesn’t show it, what will a potential employer think?

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Is it time to take a more critical look at your CV?

Is it time to take a more critical look at your CV?

If you’ve been using the same CV layout for some time and it hasn’t yet landed you the job of your dreams, it might be good to look at it with a more critical eye. Obviously a fresh CV is a good CV, and maybe a layout change might help readability. But should you take the next step, and get your CV reviewed by a professional?

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How to tailor your CV for the job role

How to tailor your CV for the job role

Since you take your job search seriously, you're crafting versions of your CV that are specifically tailored to the job you're applying for, right?

Here’s why you should. A serious job hunter frequently uses the same CV for multiple applications. But you really should have one CV for the Digital Marketing Manager job you really want, a variation for the eCommerce Marketing Manager role you're also ideally suited for, one for the Digital Customer Journey Manager (because that's just another job title for the same role), and so on.

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7 Tips to follow to create a good CV

7 Tips to follow to create a good CV

Competition in the job market is fierce. On average, 40 people apply for every single job advertisement and whilst the latest CIPD research suggests nearly half these applicants could do the job - only a handful make it through the CV stage. Are you confident your CV is a world beater? If you need a CV template to power you in front of your competitors and make it through to interview, then follow these simple but effective CV tips.

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