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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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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.


UK's terror threat level raised
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:04:29 GMT

The UK's terror threat level is raised from "substantial" to "severe" in response to conflicts in Iraq and Syria, the government announces.

George Galloway attacked on street
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 01:29:47 GMT

George Galloway has been taken to hospital with a suspected broken jaw after he was attacked on a London street, his spokesman says.

Missing boy's 'life is in danger'
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:06:22 GMT

The health of a five-year-old boy taken from hospital by his parents against medical advice will deteriorate rapidly as the battery on his feeding system is likely to have run out, police say.

Darkness stops sea search for boy
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:00:18 GMT

A search for a 12-year-old boy who was swept into the sea off Anglesey has been called off overnight due to the darkness.

Cocaine smuggling plotters jailed
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:33:31 GMT

Ten people are jailed after attempting to smuggle millions of pounds worth of cocaine in crates of bananas and pineapples.

Garda paramilitary text claim probed
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:33:55 GMT

The Irish Justice Minister says she is disturbed by reports that a member of the Garda Siochana (Irish police) texted sensitive information to a paramilitary in Northern Ireland.

Judge scolds 'Harry Potter' lawyer
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:14:44 GMT

A judge criticises a lawyer for looking like "something out of Harry Potter" in court.

More defectors to UKIP 'odds on'
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:36:08 GMT

Further Conservative MPs are "more likely than not" to defect to UKIP, says the party's treasurer Stuart Wheeler.

Egged MP suspends campaign tour
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:39:23 GMT

Labour MP Jim Murphy suspends his Scotland-wide tour ahead of the independence referendum, citing "co-ordinated abuse" from "Yes" voters.

Grandmother chases purse-stealer
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:48:30 GMT

A "courageous" 77-year-old grandmother chases a burglar a quarter of a mile to retrieve her stolen purse, a court hears.

Abuse force failings 'laid bare'
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:58:25 GMT

The police force at the centre of the Rotherham child abuse scandal admits a report has laid bare its failings over a number of years.

Tesco shares drop on profit warning
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:50:11 GMT

Shares in the struggling supermarket Tesco fall to an 11-year low after the group cut its profit forecast and dividend.

Swimming champ meets 'biggest' fan
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:32:31 GMT

A five-year-old boy who wrote a fan letter to Commonwealth swimming champion Ross Murdoch gets to race his hero in the pool - and beats him.

Full Strictly line-up confirmed
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:34:16 GMT

The complete line-up for this year's Strictly Come Dancing series is revealed ahead of the BBC One talent show's launch night on 6 September.

Teacher wins child cruelty appeal
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:20:16 GMT

A special needs teacher wins his appeal against a conviction for assaults against two 12-year-old girls with severe learning difficulties.

Man dies following Enniskillen crash
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:59:14 GMT

A 23-year-old man has died in hospital after he was involved in a car crash in Enniskillen in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Charity boss cleared of two charges
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:47:42 GMT

A former race equality charity boss is cleared of two counts of fraud but a third charge relating to a cheque for over 9,000 is still outstanding.

Gatland 'pivotal' in peace deal
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:19:00 GMT

The Welsh regions say the 60m peace deal with the WRU could not have happened without Wales coach Warren Gatland.

Women injured as car hits bus stop
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:59:04 GMT

Two women are taken to hospital after driver loses control of his car and crashes into a bus stop in Glasgow.

Only two Games lane fines issued
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:31:20 GMT

Only two drivers were fined for breaching Commonwealth Games lane restrictions in Glasgow, data obtained by BBC Scotland shows.

Gun found at film director's home
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:34:25 GMT

Police are called to artist Sam Taylor-Johnson and actor husband Aaron's home after a passer-by spotted a machine gun inside the house.

Mayor resigns over taxi rapist
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:27:56 GMT

A mayor has resigned after a taxi driver he recommended was found to have been convicted of rape, a council says.

Torres joins Milan on two-year loan
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:26:55 GMT

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres is to join AC Milan on a two-year loan deal, subject to agreeing personal terms.

Everton handed tough European draw
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:29:10 GMT

Everton play Lille and Wolfsburg, Tottenham face Besiktas, and Celtic take on Salzburg in the Europa League group stages.

Dujardin and Valegro win dressage
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:11:27 GMT

Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro secure their first freestyle dressage world title for Great Britain in Caen.

The millionaires who rescue people at sea
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:51:10 GMT

A couple in Malta have launched what they say is the world's first privately funded boat to help migrants in trouble at sea.

Quiz of the week's news
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:36:25 GMT

The Magazine's weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.

Arthur Conan Doyle's eerie vision of the future of war
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 01:07:59 GMT

A century ago Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote a short story about the threat of starvation in Britain.

Referendum votes 'for sale' on eBay
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:22:43 GMT

Police launch investigation after a number of people apparently attempt to sell their votes in the referendum online.

Files reveal Thatcher NI concerns
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:27:42 GMT

Previously confidential files reveal concerns over Margaret Thatcher's commitment to the Anglo Irish Agreement, two weeks before it was signed.

Low-key GCHQ protest under way
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:21:00 GMT

A low-key protest by online activists has started outside the UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ).

VIDEO: Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill - second reading
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:02:06 GMT

MPs approve the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill at second reading.

VIDEO: Why has the terror level changed?
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:55:22 GMT

BBC Security Correspondent Frank Gardner assesses the terror threat to the UK and why it has been changed to severe.

VIDEO: Police admit Rotherham abuse failings
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:00:45 GMT

The chief constable of South Yorkshire Police has acknowledged that his force was heavily criticised in a report published this week.

VIDEO: Millions spent on restoring moors
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:29:40 GMT

Helicopters are being used to help restore peat bogs on moorland in West Yorkshire.

VIDEO: Missing boy's 'life is in danger'
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:30:54 GMT

A major police search is under way for a five-year old boy with a brain tumour - who was taken from hospital by his parents, without doctors' approval.

VIDEO: Dahl: Charlie chapters discovered
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:26:30 GMT

The discovery of new unpublished chapters reveals author Roald Dahl planned to include more children in his classic children's book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory but dropped them from the final version.

VIDEO: RSPCA seeks ban on monkeys as pets
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 06:08:47 GMT

The RSPCA is calling for a ban on keeping primates as pets after a rise in the number of calls to its cruelty and advice line concerning animals such as monkeys and marmosets.

VIDEO: Nato peace camp opens in Newport
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:09:22 GMT

Protesters open a camp in Newport with thousands of campaigners due in the city ahead of next week's Nato summit.

The fear of being seen as racist
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 02:05:09 GMT

Can the fear of being seen as racist cause problems

The Victorian pig singing competition
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 01:18:39 GMT

The bizarre tale of the pig singing competition

Referendum round-up
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:39:56 GMT

Three weeks until Scotland votes - this week's key moments

How your landlord could be a brand
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:16:25 GMT

How your landlord could soon be a corporate brand

VIDEO: Tech search for 'perfect dance track'
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:08:45 GMT

The quest to find the perfect party anthem.

Who's next? Tory MPs linked to UKIP
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:31:40 GMT

The Tory MPs being tipped to follow Carswell to UKIP

Every kitty helps
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:12:55 GMT

Tesco, mortgage misdemeanours and cats in the business news

NI state papers from 1985 released
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:02:06 GMT

Why 1985 was a significant year in Anglo-Irish relations

'Climate of fear' - the front pages
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:12:56 GMT

How the press reports Britain's heightened terror alert