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Should you add graphics and colour to a CV?
Date: 05/10/2011
For the vast majority of people the answer to both of these questions is straightforward: recruiters alike will tell you that content, structure and overall layout are the only things that matter, because your CV must only evidence your capabilities and experience in a clear and digestible manner. In most cases, adding colour or graphic images will do nothing to advance these objectives.
Some retort that adding graphics, colour and images can help make your CV standout.  It is even fashionable to claim that adding such things helps to market you as a distinctive brand.  There are some companies who encourage you to design your own personal logo or even add a slogan to this effect.
These strategies are based on same logic that led to some sensational antics to gain attention: for instance, one bright spark decided to wrap their CV around a brick and throw it through the window of the prospective employer.  Well, it did gain their attention - just not in the way that individual hoped!!  Needless to say, they didn’t hire him. 
Clever designs, in most cases, are just ignored or, at worst, induce a feeling of disbelief and ridicule.  Basically, let your experience speak for itself and present it compellingly. This is the only sure way to produce a decent CV.

The only caveat to this rule applies to those working in creative sectors, like graphic designers or beauticians who might need to evidence some creative flair on their CV or add a photo to evidence their make-up skills, respectively.  In such cases, this is fine so long as it does not distract from the content.  Just as you would approach a brief, remember the needs of the customer in all you do.

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A great start-up weekend
Date: 04/04/2011

The weekend of the 2nd and 3rd of April, saw our flagship UK jobsite go to full steam ahead. Why we think you will like the site;

We aim to bring you relevant jobs and for Employers, relevant jobseekers.

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New Website Now Online!
Date: 02/12/2011

We are please to announce our new website is now online.


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News From The BBC

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The latest stories from the UK section of the BBC News web site.

Police cautions 'to be scrapped'
Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:43:24 GMT

The use of police cautions - where those who commit minor offences are given a formal warning - is set to be scrapped in England and Wales.

UK travellers warned of terror threat
Sat, 01 Nov 2014 01:24:51 GMT

The Foreign Office warns British travellers they could be targeted by terrorists seeking revenge for UK air strikes against Islamic State militants.

Labour 'to replace Lords with senate'
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:58:53 GMT

Ed Miliband says that Labour would replace the House of Lords with an elected senate if the party won the general election in May 2015.

Firefighters on strike over pensions
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:17:20 GMT

Firefighters across England begin a four-day strike in a row over pensions during one of the service's busiest weekends of the year.

Some ethnic groups 'less cancer aware'
Sat, 01 Nov 2014 01:56:53 GMT

A study by Cancer Research UK reveals black and South Asian ethnic groups in England are less aware of cancer symptoms than people with white backgrounds.

Woolf steps down from abuse inquiry
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:58:06 GMT

Fiona Woolf is to step down as the head of an inquiry into historic child sex abuse.

Man dies after woman stabbed to death
Sat, 01 Nov 2014 03:51:22 GMT

A woman is stabbed to death in east London before a man, who police say knew her, dies after being found lying in the street.

Teen stabbed to death outside shop
Sat, 01 Nov 2014 04:28:50 GMT

An 18-year-old is stabbed to death outside a shop in south London while with his aunt and a friend.

Man killed in shooting at food store
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:46:59 GMT

A man dies after being shot at a food store in Manchester, prompting a murder investigation.

Fashion week's Sherlock cape crusade
Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:47:26 GMT

Organisers of a Scottish fashion event wants to revamp a Harris Tweed cape made famous by Sherlock Holmes.

Britain First leaflet dubbed illegal
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:53:56 GMT

Royal Mail says it will not deliver a leaflet for Britain First in the Rochester and Strood by-election because it believes it to be illegal.

Charles and Camilla end Colombia tour
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:35:26 GMT

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall complete the final day of their tour of Colombia with a visit to the walled city of Cartagena.

Wannabe is 'catchiest hit single'
Sat, 01 Nov 2014 02:33:07 GMT

Results from a citizen science online experiment suggests that the Spice Girls' Wannabe is the UK's catchiest hit single.

Dispute over IRA rape claim letter
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:34:01 GMT

A lawyer says Maíria Cahill wrote to the IRA complaining her allegation of rape had not been investigated thoroughly enough. Ms Cahill says her letter has been misrepresented.

Man pleads guilty to pensioner death
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:17:13 GMT

A 41-year-old man pleads guilty to the unlawful killing of pensioner Bertie Acheson, 72, in his Coleraine home in April 2012.

Bid to halt chief's pay-off fails
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:32:37 GMT

A pay-off for Pembrokeshire council chief executive Bryn Parry-Jones is set to go ahead after an opposition bid to block it through the courts fails.

Three held on suspicion of murder
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:25:12 GMT

Three people are held on suspicion of murder after the unexplained death of a man in Pembroke Dock, say police.

Sturgeon renews TV debates attack
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:03:31 GMT

Recent opinion polls prove it is wrong to exclude the SNP from nationally-televised general election debates, the party's leader in waiting says.

Charity defends airport green tax
Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:42:14 GMT

The conservation charity WWF Scotland cautions against moves to scrap Air Passenger Duty for departures from Scotland.

Bodies found after fireworks blaze
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:09:28 GMT

Two bodies are found in the wreckage of a blaze at a fireworks warehouse in Stafford.

Trauma of man who found family dead
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:59:40 GMT

The neighbour of a family of four found dead in their Bradford home says he sees the father's body every time he tries to sleep.

Djokovic ends Murray's winning run
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:34:27 GMT

Andy Murray's 11-match winning run comes to an end with defeat by Novak Djokovic in the Paris Masters quarter-finals.

Meulensteen criticises Rodgers
Sat, 01 Nov 2014 06:42:06 GMT

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is paying the price for not investing in his backroom staff, says Rene Meulensteen.

Predictions: Lawro v Rachel Riley
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:10:15 GMT

BBC Sport's football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on Countdown co-presenter Rachel Riley.

Moving house: Nightmare or life-affirming?
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:34:14 GMT

Moving house. The two words that strike the most dread into people, but which also provoke the most envy and excitement. Why do people do it?

Why should women change their names on getting married?
Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:00:18 GMT

It is regarded as traditional for wives to take a man's name after marriage. Why, asks Dr Sophie Coulombeau.

The nuclear attack on the UK that never happened
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 01:50:46 GMT

In 1982, a secret Home Office exercise tested the UK's capacity to cope with a massive nuclear attack.

Labour win police commissioner poll
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:02:21 GMT

Labour's Alan Billings wins the by-election for the Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire, following the resignation of Shaun Wright.

'Family test' for policies outlined
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:41:31 GMT

All policies will be measured against the impact they have on the formation and support of stable families, ministers say.

Miliband in English buses pledge
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:56:12 GMT

Ed Miliband promises that a Labour government would grant cities and regions greater powers to improve bus services across England.

VIDEO: European Scrutiny Committee
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:03:44 GMT

The committee questions the UK Commissioner-designate Lord Hill

VIDEO: Model pupils refused student loans
Sat, 01 Nov 2014 03:19:10 GMT

Bright students from state schools are at a risk of missing out on university because of their uncertain immigration status.

VIDEO: On board Knox-Johnston's yacht
Sat, 01 Nov 2014 01:18:53 GMT

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the Briton who in the 1960s became the first person to sail round the world on his own without stopping, is about to return to ocean racing at the age of 75.

VIDEO: A sea of red poppies from the air
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:53:46 GMT

Footage taken from the air above the Tower of London shows the installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red made up of thousands of ceramic poppies to mark the centenary of the start of World War One.

VIDEO: Is too much praise bad for children?
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:53:57 GMT

A new report says teachers who give struggling pupils too much praise in the classroom could be doing them more harm than good.

VIDEO: Politics: One in five 'disillusioned'
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:37:41 GMT

A poll for the BBC has found only one in five of those asked think the Westminster Parliament acts in their best interests, and as few as one in eight think the European Parliament does.

VIDEO: Policies face 'family-friendly 'checks
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:59:41 GMT

All new government policies in England now have to undergo a test to check whether they help families.

VIDEO: Junior doctor admits child sex abuse
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:32:00 GMT

A junior doctor working in paediatrics has admitted online child grooming and sexually abusing boys as young as 12.

AUDIO: UK benefits 'magnet' for migrants
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:47:21 GMT

Deputy mayor of Calais claims UK benefits are a "magnet" for migrants.

England's unusual listed places
Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:01:38 GMT

Zebra crossings to bus stations: unusual listed buildings

'Men can end up mentally broken'
Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:05:18 GMT

Movember turns its attention to men's mental health

An unlikely naval battle remembered
Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:41:21 GMT

Commemorating Britain's first naval defeat of World War One

The talented students denied funding
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:19:13 GMT

The students educated in British schools but denied student loans

'It's business as usual in Austin'
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:40:29 GMT

F1 star on turning up the pressure in his title fight

Spacecraft crash and Woolf resigns - papers
Sat, 01 Nov 2014 07:46:01 GMT

Test flight crash and Woolf resignation make headlines