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GPKV 1 – 136 : Graphic and Product Designer — Property Developers  NEW!

Permanent — Central London

Description and Online Application Form



GJAM 1 – 137 : Executive Search Recruitment Consultant — Recruitment Consultancy  NEW!

Permanent — Manchester

Description and Online Application Form


GNGF 2 – 127 : Trainee Recruitment Consultant — International Recruitment Consultancy

Permanent — Newcastle

Description and Online Application Form


GNGF 3 – 128 : Trainee Recruitment Consultant — International Recruitment Consultancy

Permanent — London

Description and Online Application Form


GVHS 1 – 97 : Trainee Recruitment Consultant — Technology Recruitment

Permanent — London

Description and Online Application Form


GVIT 1 – 89 : External Drywall  Sales Representative — Distributor of Drywall and Building Materials

Permanent Graduate Role — Hertfordshire

Description and Online Application Form

GVIT 2 – 90 : Internal Drywall  Sales Executive — Distributor of Drywall and Building Materials

Permanent Graduate Role — Hertfordshire

Description and Online Application Form


GVIT 3 – 91 : Customer Relations Executive — Distributor of Drywall and Building Materials

Permanent Graduate Role — Hertfordshire

Description and Online Application Form

GLIT 1 – 125 : Sales and Marketing Graduate — Electrical Products Supplier

Permanent Graduate Role — Staffordshire

Description and Online Application Form

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by Rachael Del Pino

RecruiterI recently read an article stating that Recruiters spend an average of 6 seconds looking at your resume.  As a Recruiter, I would wholeheartedly agree with that statement.

Since you only have moments to capture our attention, it seems only fair that you have some insight into which components make us want to keep reading and which will cause us to swiftly move onto the next resume in our queue.

The first thing that I notice, before I look at any of the data on the resume, is the format.  If it is clean, concise and consistent it makes it easier for me to read and consequently, makes me want to keep reading.

Fonts should be the same size and type throughout the document.  If you bold one title, bold them all; or vice versa.  Keep your spacing and section headers consistent as well.

The next place my eyes go is to your name and contact information.  Make sure you include your email address (and also ensure that it is professional) and a correct phone number.

If you are applying for a job outside of the local area (that does not offer relocation assistance), remove your address or use a local address where you might be staying if you move there.

Most Recruiters will not consider non-local candidates if there are no relocation dollars available, but if you are serious about relocating yourself, this method can be an effective work around.

The next area I scan is the summary/qualifications statement.  This section should be tailored specifically to every job you apply to.  If I read the summary statement and it appears to be totally unrelated to the job you are applying for, that is a big red flag.

The job market is too competitive to for you to appear complacent, especially in the first paragraph of your resume.  There is NO one-size-fits-all resume.

You must modify it to the job or at a minimum the industry you are applying to.  Use keywords and phrases from the job description to further impress and captivate the reader.

The next section I will look at is education or work experience, depending upon which you have listed first.  Education should be listed before work experience only if you are a recent (within the last 2-3 years) graduate.

In the education section, I’m looking for a related degree (if required) and the year of graduation so that I can determine how much experience you likely have.

In the work experience section I’m scanning job titles, company names, start and end dates for at least the last 2 positions held.  I am looking for any red flags – short tenure, unrelated jobs or industries, etc.

The technical skills section is another area that I will scan within the first few seconds, especially if I am recruiting for a highly skilled/technical role.

I want to know that the candidate has the required technical skills before I read anything else.  For these types of positions, it can be a good idea to put that information at the top of your resume (below the summary statement) so the Recruiter doesn’t have to go searching for it.

These recommendations are general guidelines to follow.   Every recruiter may give you a slightly different spin on this and certain jobs require unique resume formatting, but from my experience, this is generally how it goes.

With an average of only 6 seconds to capture a Recruiter’s attention, it is imperative that you make it easy for us to find the critical job related data and entice us to want to keep reading.

Rachael Del Pino

Rachael Del Pino has significant experience in recruiting and talent management for Fortune 100 companies, as well as a master’s degree in Management with an HR concentration from the University of Central Florida. She also owns Accendo Careers, a career development and coaching company.  She has an innate passion for helping people reach their highest career potential.

by Daniel Scocco
resume writing tips
Having a solid and effective resume can greatly improve your chances of landing that dream job. That is beyond discussion. How does one make sure that his resume is top notch and bullet proof, however? There are several websites with tips around the web, but most bring just a handful of them. We wanted to put them all together in a single place, and that is what you will find below: 44 resume writing tips.

1. Know the purpose of your resume

Some people write a resume as if the purpose of the document was to land a job. As a result they end up with a really long and boring piece that makes them look like desperate job hunters. The objective of your resume is to land an interview, and the interview will land you the job (hopefully!).

2. Back up your qualities and strengths

Instead of creating a long (and boring) list with all your qualities (e.g., disciplined, creative, problem solver) try to connect them with real life and work experiences. In other words, you need to back these qualities and strengths up, else it will appear that you are just trying to inflate things.

3. Make sure to use the right keywords

Most companies (even smaller ones) are already using digital databases to search for candidates. This means that the HR department will run search queries based on specific keywords. Guess what, if your resume doesn’t have the keywords related to the job you are applying for, you will be out even before the game starts.

These keywords will usually be nouns. Check the job description and related job ads for a clue on what the employer might be looking for. You can read more about resume keywords on the article Tapping the Power of Keywords to Enhance Your Resume’s Effectiveness.


What is a CV?

Curriculum Vitae: an outline of a person’s educational and professional history, usually prepared for job applications (L, lit.: the course of one’s life). Another name for a CV is a résumé.

A CV is the most flexible and convenient way to make applications. It conveys your personal details in the way that presents you in the best possible light. A CV is a marketing document in which you are marketing something: yourself! You need to “sell” your skills, abilities, qualifications and experience to employers. It can be used to make multiple applications to employers in a specific career area. For this reason, many large graduate recruiters will not accept CVs and instead use their own application form.

Often selectors read CVs outside working hours. They may have a pile of 50 CVs from which to select five interviewees. It’s evening and they would rather be in the pub with friends. If your CV is hard work to read: unclear, badly laid out and containing irrelevant information, they will just just move on to the next CV.

Treat the selector like a child eating a meal. Chop your CV up into easily digestible morsels (bullets, short paragraphs and note form) and give it a clear logical layout, with just the relevant information to make it easy for the selector to read. If you do this, you will have a much greater chance of interview.

An application form is designed to bring out the essential information and personal qualities that the employer requires and does not allow you to gloss over your weaker points as a CV does. In addition, the time needed to fill out these forms is seen as a reflection of your commitment to the career.

There is no “one best way” to construct a CV; it is your document and can be structured as you wish within the basic framework below. It can be on paper or on-line or even on a T-shirt (a gimmicky approach that might work for “creative” jobs but not generally advised!).

When should a CV be used?

  • When an employer asks for applications to be received in this format
  • When an employer simply states “apply to …” without specifying the format
  • When making speculative applications (when writing to an employer who has not advertised a vacancy but who you hope my have one)

What information should a CV include?

Personal details

Normally these would be your name, address, date of birth (although with age discrimination laws now in force this isn’t essential), telephone number and email.

Education and qualifications

Some employers may spend as little as 45 seconds skimming a résumé before branding it “not of interest”, “maybe” or “of interest.

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Your degree subject and university, plus A levels and GCSEs or equivalents. Mention grades unless poor!

Work experience

  • Use action words such as developed, planned and organised.
  • Even work in a shop, bar or restaurant will involve working in a team, providing a quality service to customers, and dealing tactfully with complaints. Don’t mention the routine, non-people tasks (cleaning the tables) unless you are applying for a casual summer job in a restaurant or similar.
  • Try to relate the skills to the job. A finance job will involve numeracy, analytical and problem solving skills so focus on these whereas for a marketing role you would place a bit more more emphasis on persuading and negotiating skills.
  • All of my work experiences have involved working within a team-based culture. This involved planning, organisation, co-ordination and commitment e.g., in retail, this ensured daily sales targets were met, a fair distribution of tasks and effective communication amongst all staff members.


During these difficult economic times, jobs are scarce. People are looking for a way to stand out among the masses of job applicants. Kristin Kane, from Kane Partners, a Philadelphia based full service staffing firm, stresses that your is your most essential tool. “Your resume is the vehicle that gets you the interview, and your interview is what will get you the offer.”

“People are in panic mode and are either putting too much or too little on their resumes,” Kane says, “Your resume is your billboard. The most important thing to do is to ‘quality and quantify’ your bullet points.”

Below Kristin has provided “10 Resume Tips to Consider”, to help you make your resume shine.

  1. Font and Size — Keep it consistent. 10-12 point size, Arial and Times New Roman are most common.
  2. Details — Do not re-write your job description. Instead, incorporate your accomplishments and what value you added to the job description. Examples: cost savings of $x, meeting deadlines on time or ahead of schedule, implementing processes or procedures etc. What makes you different or unique?
  3. Dates — Double check your dates to be sure they are accurate on your resume. Do not lie or misrepresent this in any way. It will cost you the job or offer. Using months and years are preferred.
  4. Education — Clarify if you are degreed or ‘in process’ taking classes, note your major/minor and if you have a strong GPA consider including that as well.
  5. Objective — Consider omitting the objective and replacing it with a summary or overview that sums up your experience and value added.  Remember to keep this objective and factual, written in third person.
  6. Customizing — Always review your resume before sending it to a company. If you know you are a fit for the role, your resume has to read that you can do the job. You may have to edit your resume to fit a job and ensure a call.  Do not assume the person reading your resume knows what you do because of your job title. Remember an employer is looking to see what you can do for them!
  7. Industry Terms/Acronyms — Each company/industry has terms/acronyms that are unique. Spell out the acronym first and define it if needed. For example if you are running a proprietary software database write that vs. just INLEX CRM. Do not miss an opportunity to link your skills and experience to the job description. Do not get lost in translation!
  8. Approach — Write your resume for the job you want not the job you have. The resume is the vehicle to get you the interview the interview is what will get you the job.
  9. Style — In today’s market the competition is fierce, making a well crafted resume is even more important. It should be easy to read locate skills, catch the attention of the reader and say “Pick Me.” Consider Bullets that begin with Action Verbs that explain your experience, most important/significant at the top.  Add a skills section that pulls out keywords explaining your industry skills/exposure.
  10. Spelling/Grammar — This is your first impression to potential employer. Grammatical errors, spacing, word use, spelling all are the most common mistakes on a resume. If you want to stand out don’t rely of spell/grammar check, get a second person’s opinion.

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