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Update your CV with our 5 Most Popular CV Advice Blogs

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Whether you’re actively looking for a job or would like to use this time to improve your CV we have the information to help. Over the past 30 years our recruitment consultants have advised job seekers on countless CVs.

They know what works, what employers are looking for and the things you should avoid including.

To make things easier for you we’ve analysed our most popular CV articles from the past year and collected them all below. If you have any other questions, feel free to reach out – info@cpl.ie

1. Sector-specific CV advice from specialist recruiters

All our recruiters are specialists in their industry and know what works specifically for that sector. Some of our most-read articles are by these recruiters and have some great tips. Click on the most relevant one for you below:

2. Simple ways to update your CV

5 really simple, but effective, ways to update or refresh a CV including how to refresh your memory and remember your skills and achievements from throughout your career. Find all five tips in the full article.

3. Mistakes to avoid

Once you know what you should include, it can be handy to review the elements you need to delete or rephrase. This handy infographic lays out the 7 main mistakes to avoid – all really quick and easy to fix.

4. CV tips for graduates

A graduate CV follows slightly different rules. For example, if you’ve just graduated you should focus more on your education and skills, rather than your work experience.

Likewise, your bio will be more important. Find all our advice in this article by one of our recruiters who specialise in hiring new grads and junior professionals.

5. Cpl’s CV Handbook

If you’re starting from scratch or think your CV needs a complete revamp our CV Handbook is your best resource.

This guide has everything from information on references and cover letters to how to structure a CV, what format you should save a CV in, action words you should include and ways to tailor your CV for each job application. You can download the CV Handbook here.

If you have any other questions about CV’s have a look at the CV advice section of our Career Insight Centre which will hopefully help you.

Our recruiters are also available via email and happy to help and advise on job opportunities. Get in touch via our contact page.

This blog was originally published in 2017 and has since been updated.