Category Archives: CVs

10 CV guidelines – and one rule to rule them all!

In over 10 years of reading CVs every day for Firehead, I’ve seen every kind of presentation known to the application process – and then some. With new technologies and formats coming out all the time, the breadth of possibilities …
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Learnings from Copywriting Conference 2017

Last week I attended the 2017 Copywriting Conference, hosted by ProCopywriters at The Crystal in London and billed as “One day dedicated to the art and science of copywriting”. For Firehead’s sponsorship of the event, I gave a CV Surgery. …
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Our most-popular reads on Firehead

In case you missed it, here are the 10 most-read posts we published in 2016, as well as the five most-read from any year. Time to catch up on all the good stuff you might have missed… 10 popular reads …
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Will robots replace human jobs (and how do you deal with that)?

The Future of Work is a particularly hot topic at the moment. It seems as if everyone, from governments to big brands, is producing a report on how automation, digitisation and other technological advances will affect our future workplaces, talent …
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Interview panic question #4: Why is there a gap on your CV?

Practice makes perfect so we continue our series on how to answer tough interview questions with one that requires some forethought: how to explain a break in employment. We’ve already posted a number of interview tips for the long-term unemployed last year, …
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How should you format your CV?

We’ve been opening up some of the process that Firehead conducts as a niche recruitment agency in digital communications – see our previous post on What happens when I send you my CV? Now we turn to how best you can format …
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Flowchart: Registering for digital comms jobs

After publishing the in-depth details of what happens after you submit your CV to Firehead, we thought we’d follow that up with a nice, quick flowchart for the more visually-oriented (or super-busy) among you. So if you’re looking to register …
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What happens after I send you my CV?

So many job candidates have asked me what happens after they send in their CV to Firehead that I thought I’d let you in on the behind-the-scenes process of how we work as digital communications recruiters. I’m not promising riveting …
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Five job application traps – and how to avoid them

There are hidden dangers in both writing and sending your job application to recruiters or hirers. Here are five classic blunders to avoid. 1. The job spec trap This is one of the biggest time-wasting traps to avoid. If you …
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10 CV buzzwords to avoid – and what to replace them with!

Summer’s almost over and you might be thinking about polishing up your CV. If you’re like most of the human race, your CV will not be as good as it could be. Or at least you know it could be …
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