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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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The latest stories from the UK section of the BBC News web site.


Payday loan hardship cases 'up 42%'
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 23:30:46 GMT

The number of people struggling with payday loans has risen by 42% in the past year, according to the debt charity StepChange.

Boris Island airport plan 'rejected'
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:13:56 GMT

A plan for an island airport in the Thames Estuary, dubbed "Boris Island", looks set to be shelved, the BBC understands.

China accuses MPs of 'interference'
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 22:38:45 GMT

Chinese authorities have accused British MPs of interfering in Hong Kong's affairs by investigating tensions there, Newsnight learns.

Ashya parents fight extradition
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 16:21:05 GMT

The parents of Ashya King are held in police custody after refusing to consent to their extradition to the UK at an appearance at the High Court in Spain.

PM outlines new anti-terror plans
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:03:37 GMT

New powers are needed to seize the passports of terrorist suspects and stop British jihadists from returning to the UK, David Cameron says.

British Ebola patient 'pretty well'
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 16:41:03 GMT

The parents of the first British person to contract Ebola during the outbreak in West Africa say he is recovering well.

Hospitals seeing more skin cancer
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 23:02:24 GMT

The number of people admitted to hospital for skin cancer treatment in England rose by nearly a third in five years, figures show.

Brown issues warning over UK debt
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:20:52 GMT

Gordon Brown says an independent Scotland would become "an international outcast" if it refused to accept a share of UK debt.

British activist in Thailand trial
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 02:10:53 GMT

A British activist who campaigns for better labour conditions is set to go on trial in Thailand charged with criminal defamation.

Infants' school meals free from today
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 23:04:07 GMT

Pupils up to the age of seven in England will be entitled to a free hot school lunch from this week, as schools re-open for the new term.

Premier League clubs' spending spree
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 01:48:26 GMT

Premier League clubs have been on a player buying spree, with spending at 835m, as the end of the transfer window passes.

Musician Watt makes non-fiction list
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 01:01:53 GMT

Everything But The Girl musician Ben Watt is announced as part of the 15-strong longlist for the Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction.

Water voles end 20-year absence
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:15:10 GMT

Water voles - one of the UK's rarest animals - have re-established a population at an RSPB Scotland reserve in the Highlands.

Vacuum cleaner debate hots up
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 23:33:49 GMT

Don't get suckered, Mr Vacuum Cleaner tells people trying to beat new EU rules.

Police disciplined over search death
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 22:00:51 GMT

Eight police officers have been disciplined over a failed search for a missing man who was later struck and killed by a train.

Controversial pastor stands down
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:16:00 GMT

A Belfast pastor who earlier this year called Islam "heathen" and "satanic" has announced his retirement as minister at a north Belfast church.

Father's agony over boy swept to sea
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 18:39:29 GMT

The father of a 12-year-old boy swept into the sea on Anglesey tells of the moment he and family members tried to save him.

Nato military flights surprise
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:01:38 GMT

A series of training flights by military helicopters and other aircraft ahead of the NATO summit startles residents in Newport and Cardiff.

Thousands in late rush to vote
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:13:27 GMT

Local registration centres say in recent days they have received tens of thousands of applications from people wanting to vote.

Superfast computing to be piloted
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:25:40 GMT

Superfast computer technology is to be piloted in the Highlands in a project involving Fujitsu, Highland Council and Energy North.

NHS trust put into special measures
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 23:11:08 GMT

A hospital trust which runs five hospitals in Kent is put into special measures because of "serious failures" in patient safety.

Abuse researcher 'faced hostility'
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:58:44 GMT

A Home Office researcher who wrote a report on sexual exploitation of children in Rotherham in 2002 tells BBC Panorama she faced 'hostility' from the council.

Man Utd sign Falcao on loan for 6m
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:31:35 GMT

Manchester United sign Colombia international striker Radamel Falcao on loan from Ligue 1 side Monaco.

Arsenal sign Welbeck from Man Utd
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:13:01 GMT

Arsenal sign Manchester United and England forward Danny Welbeck on a "long-term" deal for 16m.

Murray beats Tsonga to reach quarters
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:24:21 GMT

Britain's Andy Murray beats Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-5 7-5 6-4 to book a US Open quarter-final against Novak Djokovic.

How Britain and Poland came to be intertwined
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:13:31 GMT

The story of how the Polish became one of the UK's biggest ethnic minorities is one of war, exile and economic opportunity.

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.

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

A fear of being viewed as racist has been cited as one of the reasons why child sexual exploitation in Rotherham was allowed to proliferate for 16 years.

Bercow 'pauses' clerk recruitment
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 19:14:41 GMT

John Bercow announces a "modest pause" in the recruitment of the next clerk of the House of Commons following a row with MPs.

Man denies assaulting MP Galloway
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:48:25 GMT

A 39-year-old man pleads not guilty to the religiously aggravated assault of MP George Galloway in a London street.

Baldry to end 32-year Commons career
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:06:51 GMT

Conservative MP Sir Tony Baldry is to leave Parliament at the next election after more than three decades in the Commons.

VIDEO: House of Commons
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 17:49:18 GMT

Speaker Bercow announces a "pause" in the recruitment of a new Commons clerk, amid a row.

VIDEO: Can new powers stop UK jihadists?
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 17:54:54 GMT

David Cameron says tougher measures are needed to prevent people from travelling abroad to fight for extremist groups like Islamic State.

VIDEO: Andy Murray's dress sense questioned
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:21:13 GMT

Will Ferrell has a playful jibe at Andy Murray's fashion sense during the US Open in New York

VIDEO: Rotherham experts 'faced threats'
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:38:06 GMT

An expert who wrote a report into the sexual exploitation of children in Rotherham says she faced "hostility" from the council.

VIDEO: 'Bacon butty' for British Ebola nurse
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 18:00:19 GMT

The parents of the first British person to contract Ebola during the outbreak in West Africa say he is recovering well.

VIDEO: Ashya King parents fight extradition
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:33:02 GMT

A High Court judge at an extradition hearing in Spain has ruled the parents of Ashya King are to be kept in police custody for a maximum of 72 hours.

VIDEO: Solar farm plan for Somerset Levels
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:29:57 GMT

Plans have been unveiled for one of the South West's biggest solar farms on the Somerset Levels.

VIDEO: Barbican art show branded 'racist'
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:23:54 GMT

The Barbican has been branded "racist" for preparing to host an exhibition which sees some black men and women shackled and caged.

VIDEO: 'Hero' cat saves owner from fire
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:16:32 GMT

A tabby cat has been hailed a hero after she woke up her owner to alert him to a fire which destroyed his home in Melbourne, Australia.

What about Scotland's pensioners?
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:07:18 GMT

What does the future hold for Scotland's pensioners?

Does the rest of UK care if Scotland goes?
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 01:43:03 GMT

Does the rest of the UK care if the Scots become independent?

Singing Kettle comes off the boil
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:19:02 GMT

Children's entertainers The Singing Kettle call it a day

British Wildlife Photography Awards
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:23:58 GMT

Winners of the British Wildlife Photography Awards

Under Milk Wood recording revisited
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 02:53:30 GMT

Behind the sound effects of Dylan Thomas's Under Milk Wood

A computing revolution in schools
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 07:41:22 GMT

How schoolchildren are set to embrace coding

The stories behind five deadline-day panic buys
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 15:42:49 GMT

Stories behind five football panic buys

UK airstrikes and mass celebrity hack - the papers
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 23:39:46 GMT

UK airstrikes question and the mass celebrity hack