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Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson accused of lying on CV

Another chapter in the ongoing saga of people that lie on their CV; (Reuters) – Yahoo Inc’s board convened on Monday afternoon to discuss the mounting upset surrounding Chief Executive Scott Thompson, who has apologized to employees after being accused last week by activist investor Daniel Loeb of padding his resume, a source with knowledge …

Unemployment Falls

Good news – unemployment falls Bad news – Only by 0.1% The coalition has driven some tough measures forward to try and get the country back on an even footing. A subjective and divisive statement if ever there was one. I see the pain that it is causing but I remember the past just as …

A CV with no name?

Anonymity, aka the CV with no name. Deputy PM Nick Clegg has announced that he wants the top employers in the UK to support the idea of candidates excluding their name and school detail from their CV when applying for jobs. The idea centres around the principal of a CV with no name, is that …

Free CV review for 2012

Will you and your CV meet the criteria for 2012? (or how to avoid another fine mess) Recruiters and employers are all saying the same thing; A CV has to make a positive visual and content statement about the person it represents. In a depressed recruitment market your CV has to be superior to that …

Linkedin CV forces Exec to resign

Linkedin CV forces Exec to resign A human resources executive was forced out of his job after angering his employer by putting his CV online and advertising that he was interested in other “career opportunities”, a tribunal heard. Original story here Ticked a box to register an interest in “career opportunities” John Flexman, 34, is …

Beat the worst day(s) of the year.

Christmas 2011, ’tis the time to be merry and full of goodwill, now 11 days in the past. Well hold onto those thoughts as the worst day of the year is bearing down on us but this year it has a partner in mood destruction as some sources are saying. Yes, this year you can take your …

2012, time for an Olympic Standard CV?

Behind every title lies a story, and as this year is an Olympic year (anyone remember where the last 4 years went?!), is it time to address your career with an Olympic standard CV? We are aware that there are some of you who feel that CV writing is something that you actually should do …

CIPD predict higher unemployment in 2012

I’m starting to become concerned with the portrayal of employment news by the BBC. The CIPD were on the couch in the news studio making obvious statements about the expected job loses in 2012. The majority of which will be casualties of the public sector budget cuts. What I took exception to was Steph McGovern …

CV Grammar Lesson 2

CV Grammar and poor spelling on a CV is often said to have the potential of ruining the chances of the candidate progressing further than the application stage. Another issue is punctuation. Punctuation is a difficult, sometimes subjective subject, and a particular area of difficulty is the dreaded apostrophe. I have taken the following article …

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