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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

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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.


Miliband: Cameron risking future of UK
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:05:59 GMT

Ed Miliband warns David Cameron to "take on, not talk up" the SNP as a row over its possible role in a future government intensifies.

'Online diet pills' inquest to open
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:06:29 GMT

An inquest into the death of a student from Shrewsbury thought to have taken "highly toxic" diet pills bought online is due to open.

Labour plans nurses recruitment drive
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:10:25 GMT

Labour will launch an emergency recruitment drive to get 1,000 more nurses into training this year if they win the election, Ed Miliband will say.

Wonga reports £37.3m loss for 2014
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:37:38 GMT

Short-term lender Wonga made a pre-tax loss of £37.3m in 2014 amid a major overhaul of the controversial company.

Iraq War report date uncertain
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:25:51 GMT

The official inquiry into the 2003 Iraq War may not publish its long-awaited report this year, BBC Newsnight has learned.

Action call over grocery pricing
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 23:00:44 GMT

Consumer body Which? demands action from regulator over "confusing and misleading" supermarket pricing.

Christian medic 'made to look crazy'
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:21:33 GMT

A Christian health worker claims the NHS made her look "a bit crazy" by disciplining her for allegedly trying to convert a Muslim colleague.

UKIP wants BBC fee cut by two thirds
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 06:07:52 GMT

The BBC should be 'cut back to the bone' and the licence fee reduced by two thirds, according to UKIP leader Nigel Farage.

Clegg's tax rise vow on second homes
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 23:05:56 GMT

Nick Clegg says owners of second homes in rural beauty spots could face paying double the rate of council tax under Liberal Democrat plans.

Queen celebrates 89th birthday
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 06:41:56 GMT

As the Queen celebrates her 89th birthday privately at Windsor Castle, celebratory music and gun salutes take place in Hyde Park.

Mindfulness 'option for depression'
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 02:16:32 GMT

A mindfulness-based therapy could provide a "new choice for millions of people" with recurrent depression, a study in the Lancet says.

Groundhog Day set for London stage
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 02:29:56 GMT

A stage musical adaptation of classic comedy film Groundhog Day is to have its world premiere at the Old Vic in 2016.

Google help for Nessie hunters
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:02:48 GMT

Fans of the Loch Ness Monster are being offered a chance to explore its "habitat" using Google Street View.

Lamb with five legs born on farm
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 20:44:08 GMT

A lamb with five legs is born at a farm in mid Wales.

NI midwives vote for strike action
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:38:52 GMT

Midwives in Northern Ireland vote to strike on 30 April, in a dispute over pay.

Man charged after republican speech
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 22:11:46 GMT

A 33-year-old man is charged with encouraging terrorism and supporting a proscribed organisation.

Call centre announces 300 new jobs
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 05:21:06 GMT

A call centre firm announces 300 new jobs at its site in Cardiff.

DNA solves Patagonia bones mystery
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 05:20:43 GMT

More than 150 years after the first Welsh settlers landed in Argentina, a firefighter from Conwy county helps end the mystery of one of the first arrivals in Patagonia.

Lib Dems 'to deliver opportunity'
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 23:10:33 GMT

The Scottish Liberal Democrats are to launch their manifesto, setting out plans to deliver a "decade of opportunity".

Digital health project misses target
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 23:16:22 GMT

A £10m online health project has reached less than a third of the people it set out to, the BBC has learned.

'Vigilante' probe: Second man held
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:00:40 GMT

A second suspected paedophile hunter is arrested on suspicion of tracking down and attacking alleged sex offenders.

Man injured as building collapses
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 20:47:27 GMT

A man is injured after a building in central London collapses.

Henderson close to five-year deal
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 06:23:34 GMT

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson is close to agreeing a new £100,000-a-week deal with the Premier League club.

'Hamilton now has a different aura'
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:28:57 GMT

A relaxed Lewis Hamilton remains dominant but Kimi Raikkonen & McLaren have upped their games, says the BBC's David Coulthard.

England should pick Rashid - Vaughan
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 22:05:10 GMT

Adil Rashid should make his Test debut for England in the second match of the series in West Indies, says Michael Vaughan.

Migrant deaths a dark day - Cameron
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 18:14:45 GMT

David Cameron has described the boat disaster in the Mediterranean as a "dark day" and called for a "comprehensive" approach to the problem.

Register to vote, urges ex-Doctor Who
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:35:59 GMT

Actor Christopher Eccleston joins politicians and celebrities urging people to sign up to vote ahead of the midnight deadline to register.

Sinn Féin seeking £1.5bn for NI
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:10:02 GMT

Sinn Féin is to seek an extra £1.5bn for Northern Ireland in negotiations with an incoming government following the general election.

VIDEO: Finance Bill second reading
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 20:08:15 GMT

MPs pass the Finance Bill at second reading.

VIDEO: Man hurt in London building collapse
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 21:48:44 GMT

A 56-year-old man is injured after a building in the Holborn area of London collapses.

VIDEO: Meet the royal baby 'superfans'
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 23:02:54 GMT

Ardent royal fans have begun gathering outside St Mary's Hospital in Paddington ahead of the birth of the Duchess of Cambridge's second baby.

VIDEO: Crews tackle huge mountainside fire
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:38:04 GMT

Firefighters continue to tackle a number of grass fires, with crews attending more than 600 since 1 April.

VIDEO: Brave enough to challenge your boss?
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:25:52 GMT

Junior staff within the airline industry are encouraged to speak up to more senior staff, including pilots, if they believe they have made a mistake.

VIDEO: Flawless 100 carat diamond for sale
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 06:39:25 GMT

Sotheby's in London is to auction what it says is a 'flawless' 100 carat diamond.

VIDEO: SNP manifesto on campaign day 22
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:35:31 GMT

The SNP launched its manifesto, other parties launched posters and manifestos too and the deadline to register to vote is tonight.

VIDEO: Guidelines on wholegrain consumption
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:06:37 GMT

Scientists from Newcastle University are urging the government to introduce guidelines on daily consumption of wholegrain foods.

VIDEO: Labour wants to train more nurses
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 06:46:52 GMT

The Labour party says it would write to colleges and universities asking them to reopen admissions for nursing training if elected.

The constituency that is much closer to Oslo than Westminster
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:12:28 GMT

The seat that's much closer to Oslo than Westminster

'My body is now worthless to me'
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 18:05:50 GMT

Woman preyed on by 'night-stalker' rapist talks of ordeal

VIDEO: Manifesto moments in 90 seconds
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:52:12 GMT

Summary of all seven main party montages in under two minutes

The tech that rocks the cradle
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 22:54:31 GMT

The tech that rocks the cradle

The teenagers who raced bicycles on WW2 bomb sites
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 00:43:46 GMT

The teenagers who raced bicycles on WW2 bomb sites

Asylum seeker: Why I chose the UK
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:46:18 GMT

Why one asylum seeker chose the UK