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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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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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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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Best of Firehead's content strategy, tech comms and recruitment tips

A round-up of the best of Firehead over the past two years – as promised in our second birthday post last week and featuring our most popular and useful posts on content strategy, technical communications and recruitment tips. Enjoy! Most …
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Six common CV mistakes that will land you in the round file

Today I am going to rant. While it’s not my nature to focus on the negative, as a recruiter I often ponder the state of CVs I see, often from some pretty fancy people. It just makes me wonder WHY? …
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When is the best time of year to look for a job?

At Firehead, as recruiters, we’re often asked when is the best time to ‘put yourself on the market’ when you’re looking for work. This is an honest enough question if you need a job. As this question pops up even …
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Why skills-based CVs might not be your friend (no meat!)

As a recruiter, I see skill-based CVs every day. I’ve never really given them a second thought. I look at them and I scroll down through three paragraphs of skills to find the actual experience (if I’m lucky). You know …
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