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At PurpleCV, we know how to write a CV that will maximise your chances of getting the job you want. We’ve had plenty of practice and have plenty of success stories to shout about. We’d love to share some of our knowhow with you - have a read through our various blog articles:

What type of CV is right for you? Our guide

Written by Andrew Arkley

 

One of the first questions our CV writing experts will consider on assessing your needs is what type of CV is right for you?

Even if you know the required components of a good CV, there isn’t a one-size-fits all solution. Each candidate, and every job application needs a bespoke resumé.

We’re not just talking about including or excluding specific details. We’re talking about the actual format and layout of your CV.

In this blog, we’ll cover the three most common CV types: functional (skills-based), chronological and combined – as well as a few more outside-the-box options.

Read on to find out what type of CV is right for you.

 

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Common interview questions and how to answer them - our top 10

Written by Andrew Arkley

Job interviews can be daunting due to their unpredictability.

Much of their difficulty comes from the need to improvise answers to questions on the spot.

Perfect answers which cast you in a golden light and convince the employer you are absolutely the right person for the job are hard to come up with on the spot.

 

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How to write a cover letter that makes you stand out

Written by Andrew Arkley

 writing a cover letter that makes you stand out

 

Updated 8th March 2019 - A cover letter is your first chance to impress an employer.

You’ve been trawling jobs boards and LinkedIn – and the job description sounds perfect.

You’ve managed to avoid these common CV slip-ups but there’s just one more step to go: the dreaded cover letter.

Many job applicants we speak to seem to have a mental block when it comes to writing a cover letter – and that shouldn’t be the case. 

With this in mind, our experts have brainstormed their top tips on how to write a cover letter that makes you stand out to recruiters and HR professionals alike.

Read on to find out how to make your application really shine and help you take your next step in your career. 

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Test your vocabulary with PurpleCV's new online quiz

Written by Andrew Arkley

 

Wordsmith wannabes, listen up! 2019’s newest additions to the Oxford English Dictionary have been announced and we've got a test for you...

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Our guide to the perfect letter of resignation

Written by Andrew Arkley

 

So you’ve nailed the interview and got the perfect CV – it’s now time to learn how to write a resignation letter.

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