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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:

CV Cheat Sheet: Make Your CV Stand Out: An Infographic

Cv Cheat Sheet: Make Your Cv Stand Out: An Infographic

 

Spring is just around the corner, so what better time to refresh your CV?

Sometimes all it takes are a few tweaks to significantly improve your chances of landing that job.

Begin by purging your CV of typos and try to include industry-specific keywords. 

Your personal statement should be short and sweet, tailored to the job you’re applying to. And make sure to ditch those clichés.

Lastly, keep it personal and showcase your work with a link to an online portfolio or blog. 

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What to Put in a CV (and What to Leave Out)

 

Your CV has one aim: to get you an interview. 

When deciding what to put in a CV, you should keep this aim in mind. What’s going to convince the hiring manager to see you? How can you show that you meet the company’s needs? Think strategically, and try to see your CV from the hiring manager’s perspective. 

To give you a hand, here are our top tips on how to decide what to put in a CV. 

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How to be Confident in a Job Interview

 

The new year is a great time to look for a new job. If you’re one of the many January job seekers looking to take the next step in their career, chances are you’ll be thinking about how to be confident in a job interview.

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How to Write a Speculative Cover Letter

 

Wondering how to write a speculative cover letter?

If you’re tired of trawling through job sites and not seeing the job you want, a speculative application could be the answer. 

Speculative applications are a way of connecting with employers when they’re not advertising vacancies, and can have great results. They’re also an effective way of getting internships or work placements.

Lots of positions are filled without ever being advertised. A speculative cover letter could be your way in - but it can be difficult to get the tone right.

Here’s how to write a speculative cover letter that strikes the right balance and helps you get your foot in the door…

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Writing a CV for Temporary Jobs

 

Writing a CV for temporary jobs is just as important as it is for permanent roles. A targeted, tailored CV that shows off your most relevant skills will help you stand out from the competition and secure the roles you want.

Employers may be looking for different qualities and skills in temp candidates - so whilst the usual presentation rules apply, some parts of your CV will need adjusting.

Here are a few things to consider when writing a CV for temporary jobs...

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