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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.

If you would like any more information regarding our website, please get in touch here

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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.


Six people killed in bin lorry crash
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:27:06 GMT

Six people have been killed and eight others injured after an out-of-control bin lorry crashed into pedestrians in central Glasgow.

Singer Joe Cocker dies aged 70
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:55:46 GMT

Singer Joe Cocker, best known for his cover of the Beatles' With A Little Help From My Friends, dies aged 70.

Two men charged with PC's murder
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:22:05 GMT

Two men are charged with the murder of off-duty Merseyside police constable Neil Doyle.

Child abuse inquiry overhaul urged
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:38:27 GMT

Dozens of child abuse survivors urge the government to scrap an inquiry into historical abuse and replace it with a more powerful body.

Child sex abuse police officer jailed
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:24:06 GMT

A Cambridgeshire police officer who committed a series of rapes and child sex attacks is jailed for 14-and-a-half years.

UKIP expels councillor after remarks
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:51:15 GMT

The UK Independence Party says it has expelled one of its councillors, Rozanne Duncan, "for bringing the party into disrepute".

Builder fined for opening sluice gate
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:39:31 GMT

A builder who tampered with sluice gates during last winter's floods on the Somerset Levels is fined 1,000.

Man dies in police Taser shooting
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:16:42 GMT

A man dies after being shot by police with a Taser during a suspected burglary in Staffordshire.

Tesco accounts face fresh inquiry
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:27:07 GMT

The Financial Reporting Council announces an inquiry into Tesco's accounts for 2012, 2013 and 2014 following the 250m mis-statement of its profits.

Third death in C. difficile outbreak
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:48:05 GMT

A third person involved in a cluster of cases of C. difficile at Edinburgh royal infirmary dies.

Parties say progress made in talks
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:40:53 GMT

First Minister Peter Robinson says he believes that there is "real money on the table" from Westminster as cross-party talks continue at Stormont.

Internet problems hit food shoppers
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:42:28 GMT

Hundreds of online supermarket shoppers have been experiencing frustrating technical problems amid the rush for Christmas.

Councils 'dim lights to save cash'
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:13:11 GMT

Street lights are being switched off or dimmed to save money in three quarters of England's council areas, according to Labour Party research.

Man shot dead while sitting in car
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:20:59 GMT

A man is shot dead and another is injured when a gunman opens fire at their stationary car in Sheffield city centre.

Oyston apologises for abusive texts
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:07:32 GMT

Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston "unreservedly apologises" for "unacceptable comments" made in texts he sent to a supporter.

'Injured parrot' was Christmas hat
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:00:17 GMT

A woman is left "mortified" after calling in the Scottish SPCA to rescue an injured parrot that turned out to be a Christmas hat.

'Lost' common seal rescued from field
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:19:40 GMT

A common seal found in a field in Merseyside is taken to a wildlife hospital "exhausted" after being rescued.

Man dies after he is hit by train
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:15:25 GMT

A man dies after he is hit by a train at Dunmurry Halt station on the outskirts of Belfast.

Man 'supplied CIRA with information'
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:30:50 GMT

A man allegedly supplied dissident republicans with information on where a prison officer goes rambling with his children, the High Court is told.

'Lunatic' drivers jailed over crash
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:32:07 GMT

Three men are jailed and four others are given suspended sentences for dangerous driving following a head-on crash.

Children's entertainer pleads guilty
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:23:11 GMT

A north Wales children's entertainer pleads guilty to a string of charges relating to child abuse images and drug offences.

Witnesses tell of 'horrible scenes'
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:59:34 GMT

Eyewitnesses describe the "horrible scenes" after a bin lorry crashed into pedestrians in central Glasgow, killing six people.

In quotes: Reaction to Glasgow bin lorry crash
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:30:23 GMT

Politicians, religious and civic leaders give their reaction to the bin lorry crash that killed six people in central Glasgow.

Body found in missing party man hunt
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:28:22 GMT

Police divers searching a canal for missing Stoke-on-Trent man James Brindley find a body.

Tour de Yorkshire reveals host sites
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:27:33 GMT

The start and finish locations of the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire are announced.

Muhammad Ali is 'vastly improved'
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:39:37 GMT

The condition of boxing legend Muhammad Ali has "vastly improved" since he was taken to hospital with pneumonia on Saturday, his spokesman says.

Brighton manager Hyypia resigns
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:45:14 GMT

Sami Hyypia resigns as manager of Championship strugglers Brighton after one win in 18 league games.

From record-breakers to 'idiots'
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:39:13 GMT

As Europe's major leagues go into hibernation for winter breaks, BBC Sport assesses how the game has unfolded on the continent.

The mystery of Chopin's death
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 01:13:35 GMT

Chopin's death certificate said he died of tuberculosis, but there have always been doubts - and an examination of his heart this year has failed to put them to rest.

Why do mornings get darker after 21 December?
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 00:22:24 GMT

Today is the shortest day of the year, but it doesn't follow that mornings will start getting brighter from now on.

The family with 34 children - and counting
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 02:04:40 GMT

There are 34 children in the Briggs family - 29 of those have been adopted from all over the world and the family is about to get even bigger.

Higher pay awards 'on the way'
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 08:29:24 GMT

Bigger pay rises may be on offer in the coming year, according to Martin Weale, a member of the Bank of England's interest rate setting committee.

Ex-Swansea MP Alan Williams dies
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:40:39 GMT

The former Swansea Labour MP Alan Williams has died at the age of 84.

Be honest on cuts, says Mandelson
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 12:21:24 GMT

Former Business Secretary Lord Mandelson says Labour's shadow cabinet has to "play as a team" and be up front about public spending cuts.

VIDEO: Transport Committee
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:18:30 GMT

MPs hear evidence on the failure of air traffic management systems.

VIDEO: Rural shoppers boost online figures
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:56:17 GMT

The number of online shoppers is on the rise this Christmas, with 91% of rural dwellers now shopping online.

VIDEO: A look back at Joe Cocker's career
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:35:53 GMT

Singer Joe Cocker, best known for his cover of the Beatles' With A Little Help From My Friends, dies aged 70.

VIDEO: Strong wind causes plane to divert
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:18:59 GMT

A British Airways plane has had to abort a landing at Leeds Bradford Airport due to strong winds.

VIDEO: Murder rate falls in London
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:51:08 GMT

The number of people being murdered in London is expected to fall below 100 for the year 2014.

VIDEO: Are darker streets a sign of spending cuts?
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:27:57 GMT

Three quarters of councils in England are turning off or dimming street lights late at night, according to a study by the Labour Party.

VIDEO: NI talks like being in a 'marathon'
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:38:56 GMT

First Minister Peter Robinson says he has felt like a "marathon runner" in cross-party talks at Stormont but now the "stadium is in sight".

VIDEO: Apprentice winner "very confident"
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:16:39 GMT

Mark Wright, the winner of this year's Apprentice said he was "very confident" of success for his new business plans.

VIDEO: 2m raised after dogs' home fire
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 08:00:19 GMT

Almost 2 million has now been raised for Manchester Dogs' Home after a fire in September that saw 50 animals die.

Learning lessons from a drugs death
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 05:45:13 GMT

Learning lessons to help prevent other narcotic tragedies

Obituary: Billie Whitelaw
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 21:01:38 GMT

Obituary of Billie Whitelaw, renowned interpreter of Beckett

VIDEO: Who wants to send the Christmas mail?
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 00:12:53 GMT

Meet the temporary Christmas posties

Good Omens: How Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett wrote a book
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 01:20:01 GMT

How Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett wrote a book

Remembering the InterCity 125
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 23:47:44 GMT

Interactive video remembering the InterCity 125

Quiz of the year part pt 2: The year gone viral
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 01:24:17 GMT

Who, and what, went viral in 2014?

DNA revolution, and 'the great light switch-off'
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 06:40:00 GMT

DNA revolution, and 'the great light switch-off'