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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.


Quango chair resigns over bankruptcy
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:24:57 GMT

A businessman appointed by the prime minister to head a multibillion-pound quango steps down after it was revealed that he was bankrupt.

Charities chief warns of extremism
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 01:25:05 GMT

Islamic extremism is the "most deadly" threat to charities in England and Wales, says William Shawcross, chairman of the Charity Commission.

William and Kate at Easter service
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:21:18 GMT

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend an Easter Sunday church service in Sydney and take Prince George to the zoo as part of their overseas tour.

Archbishop to highlight suffering
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:07:26 GMT

The Archbishop of Canterbury is to highlight the suffering of people in conflicts around the world during his Easter Sunday sermon.

Garden centres 'want' Easter choice
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:31:09 GMT

The government is urged to end restrictions that prevent many garden centres in England and Wales from opening on Easter Sunday.

Mother tells of lion park ordeal
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:59:57 GMT

A mother tells of her family's lucky escape after their car caught fire in the lion enclosure at Longleat Safari Park.

Teachers warn of CCTV intrusion
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:32:30 GMT

Teachers are warning that CCTV safety cameras are being misused by senior staff as a way of spying on lessons.

Two government agencies quit CBI
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:28:36 GMT

Government agencies Scottish Enterprise and Visit Scotland have quit business lobby organisation CBI after it formally backed the campaign against Scottish independence.

Women-only Scottish cabinet event
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:34:35 GMT

The Scottish government announces a women-only Scottish cabinet event to debate issues related to the independence referendum.

Police probe dead man 'altercation'
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:45:28 GMT

Police investigating the death of a man on Merseyside believe he may have been "in an altercation" before he died.

Crash driver found with head injury
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:39:42 GMT

A driver who was involved in a crash on the Friarton Bridge in Perth on Saturday night was traced three hours later with serious head injuries.

E-cigarette ban planned by council
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:36:32 GMT

Electronic cigarettes could be banned from use at council-owned buildings in the Caerphilly county borough.

Miranda 'in Generation Game talks'
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:35:33 GMT

Comedian Miranda Hart is in "early talks" with the BBC about a revival of game show The Generation Game.

'War Horse farm' opens up museum
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:25:03 GMT

A Devon farm which features in Michael Morpurgo's book War Horse opens a museum dedicated to the story.

US law firm to launch in Londonderry
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:34:56 GMT

A United States-based entertainment law company opens offices in Londonderry.

Man held over NI dissident murder
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:08:26 GMT

Police in Northern Ireland arrest a 26-year-old man over the murder of former dissident republican leader Tommy Crossan.

'No fear' over all-women shortlists
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:28:16 GMT

A Labour peer says men in the party have "absolutely nothing to worry about" as a result of plans to increase the number of elected women politicians.

Cardiff fight 'will go to final day'
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:14:27 GMT

Stoke boss Mark Hughes expects Cardiff City's relegation fight to go to the last day at home to Chelsea.

Man arrested over woman's death
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:05:52 GMT

A 40-year-old man is arrested in connection with the death of a woman following a disturbance in a flat in East Ayrshire.

Burnt boy in 'critical condition'
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:59:48 GMT

A seven-year-old boy who was badly burnt in an incident in Aberdeen is in a "critical" condition in hospital, police reveal.

Murder probe after pub attack death
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:43:47 GMT

Police launch a murder inquiry after the death in hospital of a 27-year-old man who was injured in a fight outside a West Midlands pub.

Teenagers hurt in city disorder
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:40:35 GMT

Two teenagers are injured in disorder in Wolverhampton during which police believe shots could have been fired.

Hamilton eases to victory in China
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:46:09 GMT

Lewis Hamilton takes a dominant victory in the Chinese GP to win three consecutive races for the first time in his career.

Remembering Peter and Paddy
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:20:11 GMT

William Dalrymple pays tribute to his fellow travel writers Peter Matthiessen, who died last week, and Patrick Leigh Fermor.

Shannon Airport: A curious history of celebrity visitors
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:26:49 GMT

Shannon Airport in the Irish Republic has long been the unlikely host to celebrities and US presidents making the transatlantic crossing, writes Christine Finn.

The eight tribes of vinyl collector
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:29:15 GMT

As the seventh annual Record Store Day approaches, here are eight different groups of vinyl collectors.

Labour hires Obama poll guru Axelrod
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:17:00 GMT

David Axelrod, the strategist who masterminded Barack Obama's presidential victories, will be a key adviser on Ed Miliband's 2015 general election campaign, the Labour Party says.

'Rogue directors' crackdown planned
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:35:24 GMT

People convicted of commercial crimes overseas could be banned from running UK firms in an attempt to tackle "rogue directors", Business Secretary Vince Cable says.

HMRC 'plans to share personal data'
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:50:05 GMT

Taxpayers' personal financial data could be shared with private firms and researchers, Revenue & Customs says, despite concerns over privacy and security.

VIDEO: House of Commons
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:55:29 GMT

The PM is challenged over his support for Maria Miller following a row over her expenses.

VIDEO: Baby prince meets a Bilby at the zoo
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 06:51:06 GMT

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge continued their royal tour of Australia with a tour of Taronga Zoo accompanied by their son Prince George.

VIDEO: 'Luckily we couldn't see the lions'
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:30:17 GMT

A driver has been talking about the moment her car caught fire - while in the middle of the lion enclosure at Longleat Safari Park.

VIDEO: Archbishop to highlight suffering
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:32:21 GMT

The Archbishop of Canterbury will highlight the suffering of people facing conflict around the world during his Easter sermon.

VIDEO: Rural poverty aid 'reluctance'
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:34:39 GMT

The UK's largest operator of food banks, the Trussell Trust, revealed this week that it handed out nearly a million food parcels in the past year, but in rural Scotland there is reluctance amongst some people to seek help with poverty.

VIDEO: Call for garden centre hours change
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:50:50 GMT

The government has been urged to end restrictions that mean many garden centres in England and Wales are forced to close on Easter Sunday.

VIDEO: Football club smoke grenade amnesty
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:11:39 GMT

A smoke grenades and flares amnesty was held by police as fans headed into Sixfields stadium in Northampton on Saturday.

VIDEO: Archbishop holds outdoor baptisms
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:41:18 GMT

The Archbishop of York has baptised 16 people by immersing them in a large tank of water outside York Minster.

VIDEO: Police appeal over burnt child
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:56:45 GMT

A seven-year-old boy who was badly burnt in Aberdeen is in a "critical" condition in hospital, as police appeal for help in finding out what happened.

In Pictures: 50 landmark BBC Two shows
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:08:49 GMT

Fifty landmark shows from 50 years of BBC Two

Entrepreneurs' highs and lows
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:13:13 GMT

Some of the UK's biggest entrepreneurs share their stories

Flying the flag for county pride
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:21:43 GMT

Preserving the identities of England's counties

The mod and the rocker 50 years on
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:23:11 GMT

A mod and a rocker look back on the Clacton clashes 50 years ago

'Cast-off Borini takes Liverpool to brink of glory'
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:02:54 GMT

Can Liverpool win their first league title for 24 years?

Dundee's waterfront revolution
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:35:56 GMT

How Dundee's masterplan aims to transform the waterfront

A political resignation and Labour's NHS plan - papers
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:51:11 GMT

The issues and images making Sunday's front pages