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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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Pie-eating Sutton keeper Wayne Shaw resigns as FA launches investigation
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Sutton accept the resignation of pie-eating keeper Wayne Shaw, who is under investigation for potentially breaching betting rules.

Christine and Roger Solik found murdered in South Africa
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Get Carter gangland murder appeal rejected
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The bill was largely prompted by Sergei Magnitsky, who died after uncovering fraud in Russia.

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Jean-Claude Juncker: UK faces hefty Brexit bill
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The European Commission's president warns of a "tough" two-year divorce negotiation with the EU.

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Scottish Conservative MSP Annie Wells on being young and gay
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Scottish Conservative MSP Annie Wells tells Holyrood that coming to terms with being gay as a young teenager took her to a "dark and confusing place".

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The 600 tonne bridge across the River Irwell will link Manchester's Victoria and Piccadilly stations.

Pie-eating Sutton keeper Wayne Shaw resigns
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:06:07 GMT

Sutton United have accepted the resignation of reserve goalkeeper Wayne Shaw, who is under investigation for potentially breaching betting rules.

Trafficking victim: 'I was raped and blindfolded underground'
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Co-ordinated campaign?
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Label laws
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'Fabulous supervillain'
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Jeepers Creepers
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After the actress ate a spider's leg, we look at whether the UK should embrace eating insects.

Inexcusable inaction
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:41:33 GMT

More than 600 black South Africans drowned in WW1 when their ship was struck by a Royal Mail vessel. But why did the captain blamed for the tragedy do nothing to help?