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Candidate Advice 2018-05-25T13:36:32+00:00

Advice on writing a CV

Making a great first impression when applying for a job is no longer confined to the CV and covering letter. Your first point of contact with a potential employer may now be on social media, for example through LinkedIn. Even when you apply for a role in the traditional way, the employer may check out your Facebook profile or Google you, before they decide whether to shortlist your application.

Consequently, there is more to standing out on paper than having a professionally written CV. Here we share our tips for making a great first impression when applying for jobs and when attending an interview.

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Ed’s passion for the industry and his determination to provide a valuable service is what makes the relationship successful and knowing I can rely on him to do what is best for me.  I will certainly continue to work with Ed going forward.

Payal Patel , Interim HRBP

Ed is a first-class recruiter – highly personable, professional & loyal, committed to securing the right match for both employer and employee. He is approachable, credible & open, and shows unfaltering dedication to his work – and with a great sense of fun at the same time!

Jane Taylor , HR Director

Ed was brilliant in helping me find a new role. He had that special mix of being personable and approachable with a great sense of humour combined with being utterly professional throughout my search for the job that was just right. Thank you, Ed I am most grateful.

Debbie Roberts , Interim L&D Consultant

Although this was the first assignment I had been placed in by Ed, I have known him as a professional colleague for the last few years. Ed is a very rare commodity in the highly competitive world of recruitment.

Julia Hanley , Interim HR Consultant

As a candidate, I felt really comfortable and well briefed for the role I was approached for and had a great feedback experience with Ed. I like that he is personable as well as really efficient. He is a great person to have on your side if you have a recruitment need. I cannot recommend him highly enough.

Debbie Hayes , HR Director, Arriva

I was successful in being appointed to a fantastic role, and I owe thanks to Ed for his support during the process. From my many years experience working with recruitment agencies, it is rare to find someone who gives this quality of service and makes the candidate feel just as important as the client.

Donna Hitchcock, HR Director

Ed has kept in touch over the course of my assignment and generally ensured that everything is working well. I felt that one of Ed’s strengths is his ability to get to know his candidates and match them to the organisation.  I have been happy to recommend him to friends and colleagues and will continue to do so.

Celia Cooper , HRBP

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