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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.

Tasers 'needed for all police'
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:00:31 GMT

All front-line police officers should be offered a Taser to protect them against the increased terrorism threat, the head of the Police Federation says.

Royal household 'like Wolf Hall'
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 11:00:08 GMT

Clarence House is fraught with rivalries that have led to it being compared to the court of Henry VIII, according to a new biography of the Prince of Wales.

Victim fund reaches 90k in two days
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 11:30:13 GMT

Well-wishers donate more than 90,000 in two days to help a disabled pensioner who was mugged outside his Gateshead home.

Army to set up 'social media unit'
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:15:55 GMT

The Army is setting up a new unit that will use psychological operations and social media to help fight wars "in the information age".

Man critical after Belfast shooting
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 22:21:33 GMT

A man who was shot in the head in north Belfast is in a critical condition in hospital, police say.

Cumberbatch calls for gay pardons
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:42:37 GMT

Benedict Cumberbatch and members of codebreaker Alan Turing's family are among those calling for thousands of men who were prosecuted for being gay to be pardoned.

Midnight tax return deadline looms
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 00:18:26 GMT

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to log on today to file a self-assessment tax return and avoid a 100 fine.

Secret 80s 'sex file' named diplomat
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:24:46 GMT

A top British diplomat engaged in "sexual perversion" in the 1960s and was vulnerable to blackmail by foreign powers, previously secret papers reveal.

'Skype plan' for mental health care
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 04:32:02 GMT

A health trust's proposal to treat patients with depression by using "staff from lower wage countries" via Skype is criticised.

'Golden hellos' idea to attract GPs
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 08:16:34 GMT

Newly-qualified doctors should be offered "golden hellos" to entice them to work in general practice in Wales, Plaid Cymru says.

Marine policy 'not fit for purpose'
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 00:24:42 GMT

Scottish government plans to protect the nation's seas are not fit for purpose and could even make the current situation worse, MSPs say.

Car-flip hedge crash driver jailed
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:46:25 GMT

A banned driver who flipped his car over a hedge in County Durham after reaching almost 100mph with a four-year-old passenger is jailed for 12 months.

RE lessons 'never been needed more'
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 00:12:40 GMT

Developing "religious literacy" in schools will make young people less vulnerable to radicalisation, a leading teacher is to say.

Louis Armstrong Desert Discs online
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:57:52 GMT

Louis Armstrong's personal copy of his appearance on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs is among the recordings to be added to the show's online archive.

Appeal to help toads cross the road
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:55:18 GMT

Animal lovers across Gloucestershire are being asked to volunteer to help toads to cross the roads.

Nokia name row with London start-up
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:59:13 GMT

Nokia has threatened legal action against a UK start-up over the use of the word "HERE".

Pupils receive transfer test results
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:32:39 GMT

Thousands of children in Northern Ireland are due to receive the results of their post-primary school entrance exams on Saturday.

Man is shot in both legs in Belfast
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:32:01 GMT

A man is shot in both legs in what police describe as a paramilitary-style attack in north Belfast.

Ice and snow warning for weekend
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 08:53:27 GMT

A yellow "be aware" alert for snow and ice across much of Wales is in force over the weekend.

Fly-grazing law not fully used
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:57:27 GMT

Only half of Wales' councils have used a law to clear fly-grazing animals, one year after it was introduced.

Tougher A&E waiting target suspended
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:14:31 GMT

The Scottish government has put on hold plans to reintroduce a tougher waiting time target for A&E departments, BBC Scotland reveals.

Castle display for Great Tapestry
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 00:42:10 GMT

A massive tapestry depicting millions of years of Scottish history goes on show at Stirling Castle.

Mother denies exploiting abduction
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:50:11 GMT

The mother of a girl who was abducted and taken to France by teacher Jeremy Forrest denies she is exploiting her daughter by writing a book on the case.

Final funding in place for spa hotel
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 11:05:38 GMT

The final funding for the delayed restoration of a Grade I listed building is secured.

Williams wins sixth Australian Open
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:37:58 GMT

World number one Serena Williams wins her sixth Australian Open title with a 16th successive victory over Maria Sharapova.

Clarke denies Australia rift reports
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:51:40 GMT

Captain Michael Clarke denies he is in dispute with Cricket Australia after making 51 on his return from surgery.

Russian drug cheat keeps world title
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 23:50:14 GMT

Russian drug cheat Tatyana Chernova has her results annulled from 2009-2011 but keeps world title she won from Jessica Ennis.

The huddled masses besieging Fortress Calais
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 00:14:14 GMT

Growing numbers of migrants are descending on Calais in northern France in the hope of reaching Britain - but they end up in makeshift camps with little hope of a better life.

Ireland's heroine who had sex in her baby's tomb
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 06:02:48 GMT

Maud Gonne's grief over a child whose death at the age of two, inspired an unpublished poem by W B Yeats.

How deadly was the poison gas of WW1?
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:04:14 GMT

Gas terrified soldiers in WW1, but it killed comparatively few of them, at least on the Western Front. So why was it the one WW1 weapon to be banned?

Bombers 'porn-driven losers' - Boris
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:29:30 GMT

Violent religious extremists are often tortured men with a history of using pornography, London Mayor Boris Johnson says.

Migrant voters 'key' in election
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:50:56 GMT

Migrant voters could have a decisive impact in key marginal seats at the general election, a study suggests.

Churchill's funeral anniversary marked
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 22:10:36 GMT

Events are held to mark the 50th anniversary of Sir Winston Churchill's funeral, with the boat that carried his coffin repeating its Thames journey.

VIDEO: Public Accounts Committee
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:29:39 GMT

MPs hear evidence on broadband in rural areas and the Charity Commission.

VIDEO: Donations pour in for mugged pensioner
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:26:28 GMT

Well-wishers donate more than 56,000 to help a disabled pensioner who was mugged outside his Gateshead home.

VIDEO: Car-flip hedge smash driver jailed
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:37:14 GMT

A banned driver who flipped his car through a hedge after reaching almost 100mph with a four-year-old passenger inside is jailed for 12 months.

VIDEO: Army 'must think in novel ways'
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:01:37 GMT

The Army is setting up a new unit that will use psychological operations and social media to help fight wars "in the information age".

VIDEO: No apology for IS comments
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:08:37 GMT

Boris Johnson spoke to the BBC about earlier comments he made on those who join extremist groups

VIDEO: Escapee D-Day veteran's funeral
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 20:33:45 GMT

The funeral is held of Sussex war veteran Bernard Jordan, who left his care home to attend D-Day commemorations in France.

VIDEO: Murray on Kim's colourful outburst
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:41:02 GMT

Andy Murray admits he and his entourage were pushed to the limit in his Australian Open semi-final win over Tomas Berdych.

VIDEO: Close-up: Churchill funeral train restored
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:17:57 GMT

The National Railway Museum in York has refurbished Sir Winston Churchill's funeral train, to mark the 50th anniversary of the event.

VIDEO: Crossrail breaks through under City
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:54:24 GMT

Crossrail workers have made their latest breakthrough by tunnelling under the City of London.

Do farmers really make a loss on milk?
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 00:43:43 GMT

Do dairy farmers really make a loss on milk?

Churchill's mill-town beginnings
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 01:26:49 GMT

How a mill town gave Winston his political start

Lawro's predictions v Mark Ronson
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:30:55 GMT

Mark Lawrenson takes on musician Mark Ronson

Painting reveals dog breed's story
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 03:14:27 GMT

How a painting revealed the story of a rare terrier breed

Whatever you say, say nothin'!
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:47:08 GMT

The words to avoid for a politician visiting Northern Ireland

#SaveDippy - but why do we care?
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:42:51 GMT

Why do so many people care about a fake dinosaur?

'Torture' on British-owned island, and Tasers plea
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 06:37:34 GMT

'Torture' on British-owned island, and Tasers plea