Sending lots of CVs with no results? Do this instead...

A guest post from Angus Morison, a MBA student I worked with several years ago, who is now founder of Hedgebrunch, a unique network for the hedge fund and alternative investment world. On a recent train journey Angus found himself pondering an article in the newspaper containing another graduate quote about "I've sent hundreds of CVs, still nothing". Over to Angus... Getting a job (if you want one) is the same task as building a product you wish to sell. You have to look at the market and: see...


A recruiter tells us what makes a good CV - if you are changing sector

Derek made the industry change from a cleaning company to a company in the healthcare industry supplying over-the-counter prescription drugs and vitamin supplements. The company had grown in turnover in the last four years from £3 million to £14million  - which suited Derek as he was looking to move into an Operations Manager role in healthcare which he felt gave him more challenges and opportunity following his MBA. The Recruiter who hired him told me why his CV went to the top of the pile: ...


Beware of recruitment agencies sending out your CV without telling you

Best practice dictates that recruitment agencies tell candidates which company they are sending their CV to. In reality this often doesn’t happen, sometimes leading to the situation where a company has received the candidate’s CV twice, once direct from the candidate and once via an agency. At the extreme this can lead to a CV being sent to a company of which the candidate is currently employed – ouch! Some companies will have a logging system for CV’s and so if a CV comes in direct from...