Archive for August, 2010

How Far would you go to get your CV noticed?

August 17th, 2010 | General Articles | 1 Comment »

I have always thought that a video link on a cv or cover letter can be a way of getting prospective employers to notice you. And what I mean by video link?  A link to a video of yourself looking as sharp as an axe where you highlight your strengths, experience and that “value” you can bring to an organisation.  This serves as an addition to a cv or resume, but is by no means a substitute.

However the very thought of broadcasting ourselves seems very uncomfortable and most of us hate the sight of a video camera pointing in our face.

So how about a compromise? Would you consider recording a Podcast instead? A quick “Elevator” pitch highlighting the reasons why an employer would be lucky to have you as an employer. You could name the Podcast something creative like – “Why you should Hire Greg Fry”. Add the link to your cv/resume and even to your LinkedIn Profile.

So what do you think? Are you ready to be creative about your job search?

August Special

August 4th, 2010 | General Articles | Comments Off

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In this tough Marketplace it may seem you need to be a Super Hero to get noticed!

More and more Companies are looking for more than a CV when screening candidates. It is important to market oneself effectively on social media sites such as Linkedin, Twitter and even write a relevant blog. So why not start building “Brand U” today and get noticed by employers and get ahead of the competition.

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