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Our 8 most popular CV advice blogs

11th September 2018

In most cases, a good CV is what will get you the job interview you really want. As a result, updating your CV or creating a new professional CV comes with a lot of pressure. With over 25 years of experience advising jobseekers on finding the right jobs our recruiters know what employers are looking for in a CV, and have answered your top CV questions in blogs over the years.



Our recruiters have answered everything from how to get noticed to how exactly CVs are found and what not to include on a CV. To help you update your CV for 2018/2019 we’ve gathered our 8 most popular CV blogs in one place – perfect for brushing up your CV.

1. CV Grader

Not sure if your CV needs an update? Our CV Grader will tell you what you need to do to make your CV better as well as what jobs are most suitable for you.

www.cpl.ie/Home/CV-Grader

2. Control F CV

Why CV keywords are vital and how to find out what keywords should be on your own CV.

https://www.cpl.ie/Blog/writing-your-cv/Top-Blogs-from-2014/Do-you-have-a-good-Ctrl-F-CV

3. 5 Minutes' Work on Your CV Will Make You More Employable

Don’t know where to start with your CV updates? This blog will help you figure out your top professional achievements in your current and past positions.

www.cpl.ie/Blog/writing-your-cv/2016/July/5-Minutes-Work-on-Your-CV

​4. How to Highlight Skills on Your CV

Once you realise your skills and strengths this blog will help you highlight them on your CV.

https://www.cpl.ie/Blog/writing-your-cv/2016/November/%E2%80%8BHow-to-Highlight-Skills-on-Your-CV

5. Answer these 3 questions to get the most from your CV

How CVs are found by recruiters and hiring managers, how to make your CV stand out and how to get yourself remembered.

www.cpl.ie/Blog/writing-your-cv/2016/February/Answer-these-three-questions-to-get-the-most-from

6. 7 mistakes you need to stop making on your CV

Now that you know what you should be doing, these are the 7 things you absolutely shouldn’t do on a CV.

https://www.cpl.ie/Blog/writing-your-cv/2017/July/CV-mistakes-you-need-to-stop

7. 20 years of experience on CV

Writing a CV is hard, but writing a CV after an extensive career is even harder. This blog explains how to layout a lot of experience without using pages upon pages.

https://www.cpl.ie/Blog/writing-your-cv/2016/March/How-to-fit-20-years%E2%80%99-experience-on-your-CV

8. Career Change CV advice

How to revamp your CV if you’re thinking of switching sectors or changing career.

https://www.cpl.ie/Blog/writing-your-cv/2017/July/career-change-CV

Whether you’re looking for a job or just eager to keep your CV updated, a well thought out CV and matching LinkedIn profile can bring your job opportunities – even when you’re not looking.

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This article was originally published in January 2018. It has since been updated and republished.
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