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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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Teacher shortages confirmed in England
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 08:37:58 GMT

The government has missed its teacher recruitment targets for the last four years amid growing teacher shortages, says the official spending watchdog.

Murder charge over body in boot
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 10:05:48 GMT

A woman is charged with murdering a music shop owner who was found in the boot of his car in Birmingham.

Milly Dowler torment revealed by family
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 10:18:36 GMT

Harrowing details of Milly Dowler's final hours as she was raped and murdered by Levi Bellfield are revealed by her family.

New taskforce created to combat fraud
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 00:09:06 GMT

A new taskforce, consisting of police, banks and government officials, is being set up by Home Secretary Theresa May to combat fraud across the UK.

MPs attack 'right-to-buy' housing model
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 10:03:57 GMT

The way the government intends to pay for its plans to allow social tenants in England to buy their homes is "extremely questionable", MPs say.

Ruling 'victory for children across UK'
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 09:41:48 GMT

A High Court ruling that a mother of four who was never married is entitled to widowed parent's allowance could change children's lives across the UK.

EU reform 'will not deter UK migrants'
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 10:14:14 GMT

Restricting benefits paid to new EU migrants will not deter people from wanting to move to the UK, a former European Commission president says.

Cycle superhighway legal challenge fails
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 10:31:30 GMT

London taxi drivers lose a High Court challenge which could have disrupted completion of Mayor Boris Johnson's 47m east-west cycle superhighway.

Scotland's councils accept funding deal
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 08:53:53 GMT

All 32 local authorities in Scotland have accepted the Scottish government's funding deal meaning the council tax freeze will continue for a ninth year.

'First triplets' to serve in Army
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 00:31:55 GMT

Three 16-year-olds are thought to be the first triplets set to serve in the Army at the same time.

Future of Peter Pan house secured
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 00:00:57 GMT

A house which helped to inspire the Peter Pan story secures the 5.3m needed to allow its conversion to a national centre for children's literature.

Crowdfunding bid to save Turner's house
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 00:34:01 GMT

A bid to restore a Twickenham house designed and owned by the late artist JMW Turner through crowdfunding is launched.

Harris Tweed secures a coat of arms
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Harris Tweed's orb trademark is officially recognised as a coat of arms giving the cloth another layer of protection from copycat products.

Cup win 'one of West Ham's greatest'
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 00:15:29 GMT

West Ham's dramatic FA Cup win over Liverpool was one of the greatest in the club's history, according to boss Slaven Bilic.

Dawson in England World T20 squad
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Uncapped all-rounder Liam Dawson is included in England's squad for the World T20 in India next month.

Joshua may face Martin for IBF title
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 07:56:10 GMT

Unbeaten British heavyweight Anthony Joshua is in talks over an IBF world title fight against Charles Martin.

Union boss warns off Corbyn 'plotters'
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Tory MP: Poll spending claims 'serious'
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A Conservative MP says he will raise what he calls "serious allegations" about the party's election spending with its ruling board.

Labour Trident deal 'may be impossible'
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Shadow home secretary Andy Burnham says it may be "impossible" for Labour to reach an agreed position on Trident.

Drink-drive rethink and Tory ball
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 06:23:16 GMT

Some papers lead on talks over the drink-drive limit, reporting that UK government ministers are considering adopting Scotland's lower limit.

VIDEO: A look around Hendrix's London home
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The London flat lived in by Jimi Hendrix in the 1960s has been restored.

VIDEO: MPs triumph in annual pancake race
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MPs claim victory at Westminster's annual Parliamentary pancake race around Victoria Gardens, just outside the Houses of Parliament.

VIDEO: Starlings' 'ballet of the skies' filmed
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VIDEO: 'So windy you can hardly stand up'
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VIDEO: Accused of fraud because of dyslexia
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A woman with dyslexia who won a claim for disability discrimination against her employer Starbucks explains how she felt when she was accused of fraud.

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Top shots: Landscape photography winners
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Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year Award winners

Birmingham pub bombings inquests: What we know
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How many teachers does a school need?
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How many teachers does a school need?

Secret trial: One off - or the first of many?
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