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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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News From The BBC

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


We'll fulfil moral obligations - PM
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 16:36:21 GMT

David Cameron says the UK will fulfil its "moral responsibilities" as pressure mounts to take in more people fleeing to Europe.

Drug deaths reach record levels
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 11:14:26 GMT

More than 3,300 people died from drug poisoning in 2014 in England and Wales, the highest figure since modern records began, the Office for National Statistics says.

Whooping cough jab plea to mums-to-be
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 12:29:37 GMT

Pregnant women should ensure they have the whooping cough vaccine to protect their babies, Public Health England is urging.

UK reporters freed from Turkish jail
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 14:34:57 GMT

Two Vice News British journalists arrested in Turkey on terror charges are being released from prison, but their translator remains in custody.

New badger culls 'now under way'
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 15:53:48 GMT

Badger culls in Dorset, Somerset and Gloucestershire have begun, the government confirms.

Council to 'ban staff smoking breaks'
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 11:21:05 GMT

Smoking breaks could be banned for thousands of council employees under new proposals, it emerges.

Police call centre closures delayed
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 16:16:13 GMT

The Scottish government says plans to close regional police call centres are to be delayed in the wake of delays in investigating a fatal crash on the M9.

Nissan invests 100m in UK plant
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 11:30:26 GMT

Japanese carmaker Nissan announces it will invest 100m in its UK plant at Sunderland to build the new Juke model.

Boy's naked selfie recorded as crime
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 13:52:20 GMT

A 14-year-old boy who sent a naked photo of himself to a girl at school has had a crime of making and distributing indecent images recorded against him, the BBC learns.

Living Wage 'to benefit 3.7m women'
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 08:32:21 GMT

Some 3.7 million women - nearly three in 10 employees - will receive a pay rise by 2020 owing to the new National Living Wage, research by a think tank suggests.

'Thousands' of Nama advisor calls taped
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 13:02:53 GMT

A businessman tells a Stormont inquiry he has tapes that show an "ingrained culture of inappropriate and possibly illegal conduct" across the political, banking, legal and accountancy sectors.

Paul Clark charged over Rangers sale
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 10:31:49 GMT

A fourth man appears in court over the alleged fraudulent acquisition of Rangers' assets in 2012.

Tarantula-in-post shock for homeowner
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 11:44:01 GMT

A man from Bristol is shocked to discover a "semi-aggressive" South American tarantula in a parcel sent to his new home.

Unlucky racing pigeon rescued at sea
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 12:50:13 GMT

An unlucky racing pigeon twice attacked by hawks is rescued at sea by a paddleboarder.

Cross-party talks to begin next week
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 17:04:45 GMT

Downing Street confirms that "urgent, intensive and focussed cross-party talks" will begin next week in Belfast in an attempt to resolve the crisis at the assembly.

Air ambulance service to be set up
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 15:17:43 GMT

Health Minister Simon Hamilton says he is committed to establishing an emergency medical helicopter service in Northern Ireland.

Lightning strike deaths 'very rare'
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 14:26:33 GMT

Two walkers died after being struck by lightning in the Brecon Beacons during "exceptional weather conditions", a coroner rules.

Woman filmed in council HQ showers
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 16:27:48 GMT

A Flintshire council worker films a female colleague taking showers for more than two years at the county's HQ.

Sturgeon tears for drowned migrant boy
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 13:57:43 GMT

Nicola Sturgeon says she was reduced to tears by photos of a dead Syrian boy washed up on a Turkish beach.

Gore-Tex manufacturer to shed 120 jobs
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 15:13:31 GMT

Up to 120 jobs could be lost at fabrics manufacturer WL Gore's plant in Livingston, West Lothian.

Thames drowning death 'accidental'
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 14:10:58 GMT

A teenage boy drowned in the River Thames after his friends thought his distress was part of a game they were playing, an inquest hears.

Beheaded murder case 'devastating'
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 12:34:22 GMT

The death of a woman understood to have been found beheaded in a house has "devastated the close-knit community", a neighbour says.

Drivers welcome tyre investigation
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 14:19:06 GMT

Sebastian Vettel and Nico Rosberg are reassured by Pirelli's response to their tyre failures at the Belgian Grand Prix.

Arsenal's Welbeck out until Christmas
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 16:24:59 GMT

Arsenal and England striker Danny Welbeck is expected to be out until Christmas after having knee surgery.

Judge overturns Tom Brady suspension
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 15:11:53 GMT

A US judge has overturned a four-game suspension against National Football League (NFL) quarterback Tom Brady, calling the league's disciplinary process "fundamentally unfair".

Cameron 'to be invited to address MEPs'
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 16:49:26 GMT

Prime Minister David Cameron is set to be invited to address the European Parliament about British renegotiation of its EU membership.

Alcohol price plans face further delay
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 12:35:45 GMT

Plans to introduce minimum unit pricing for alcohol in Scotland face further delay, following an initial ruling by Europe's highest court.

Northern Powerhouse funding call
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 13:19:44 GMT

Large-scale government capital spending of up to 50bn is needed to close the economic gap between the North and the South, a think tank believes.

VIDEO: Health Committee
Wed, 22 Jul 2015 13:40:51 GMT

The Health Committee heard from key figures in NHS England.

VIDEO: Blind climber conquers Swiss Eiger
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 12:37:43 GMT

A partially-sighted Shropshire man with less than 5% vision has successfully ascended the Eiger's west flank.

VIDEO: Boy 'humiliated' over naked selfie
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 13:09:43 GMT

A teenager who sent a naked photo of himself to a girl at school has been added to a police database for making and distributing indecent images.

VIDEO: Londongrad: TV show on expat Russians
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 23:05:37 GMT

The first Russian television series filmed almost entirely on location in London is about to air on the Russian commercial station STS.

VIDEO: Footloose policewoman wows crowds
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 14:56:36 GMT

A clip of a policewoman who danced along to Footloose at a festival has gone viral.

VIDEO: The Tube train that's now an office
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 23:02:41 GMT

BBC News looks at a refurbished Tube train in London, which has become an unlikely office space for a group of workers.

VIDEO: How to play the role of Danny Baker
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 11:12:03 GMT

Cradle to Grave is a new BBC drama that depicts the life of writer and broadcaster Danny Baker, adapted from his autobiography.

VIDEO: Radicals: The man with no passport
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 09:22:17 GMT

Abdul Muhid was arrested in September on suspicion of membership of a proscribed organisation - he says the police are trying to control him using bail conditions.

VIDEO: Blumenthal's cookery in the classroom
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 08:48:56 GMT

The Great British Bake-Off attracts millions of viewers every week, but it seems young people are still reluctant to study cooking at school.

The village that is cut off from the UK
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 08:47:48 GMT

The village that is cut off from the UK

Witnessing Japan's surrender in China
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 20:42:15 GMT

My uncle's part in Japan's surrender to war-ravaged China

Naked Rambler 'to continue protest'
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 16:00:30 GMT

Rambler Stephen Gough vows to continue his protest

How Germany abolished tuition fees
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 00:23:49 GMT

How was Germany able to abolish student tuition fees?

The entrepreneurs who are never home
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 23:02:15 GMT

The business owners who spend all their time on the road

Wales soars but The Crow flounders
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 06:37:23 GMT

Demand for Welsh studios is soaring - despite a remake of The Crow so-far failing to fly

Why has Google changed its typeface?
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 12:29:24 GMT

Why would Google change its typeface?