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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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News From The BBC

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


Bosses sign letter supporting Tories
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 09:00:42 GMT

More than 100 company leaders declare support for a Conservative-led government as Labour pledges to end "exploitative" zero-hours contracts.

Care system gets 'biggest shake-up'
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:04:24 GMT

Major changes to the care system in England, dubbed the biggest shake-up for 60 years, are being introduced, while Scotland merges NHS and care budgets.

Medieval graves found under college
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 02:26:18 GMT

One of the largest medieval hospital burial grounds in England, containing about 1,300 remains, is discovered under St John's College, Cambridge.

EU milk quota system is abolished
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 09:09:58 GMT

EU milk quotas are scrapped, bringing an end to more than 30 years of efforts to prevent overproduction.

UK's first legal high ban starts
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 06:23:13 GMT

The UK's first city-wide ban on taking legal highs in public places comes into force.

Scotch whisky exports fall by 7%
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 00:00:56 GMT

A decade of strong growth in Scotch whisky exports came to an end last year as overseas sales fell, according to new figures.

Woman in fatal bus crash was officer
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:20:40 GMT

A woman who died after being hit by a bus in Swansea city centre was an off-duty officer, police confirm.

Sentencing in secret terror case
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 03:45:56 GMT

Law student Erol Incedal is to be sentenced for possessing a bomb-making manual after earlier being cleared of plotting a terror attack.

New property tax comes into effect
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 00:09:28 GMT

A new tax which changes the way people pay duty on house purchases comes into effect in Scotland.

Detectives revisit scene of rape
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 22:06:12 GMT

Detectives investigating the rape of a woman in Uddingston revisit the scene a week after the crime took place.

Castle reopens after 22m revamp
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 09:14:07 GMT

Lincoln Castle reopens after a 22m renovation, which includes the construction of a vault to house the Magna Carta.

Blaze breaks out at Bicester Village
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 09:14:38 GMT

A large fire breaks out at Bicester Village shopping outlet in Oxfordshire.

Ghostly faces found in medieval book
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:40:49 GMT

Ghostly faces and snatches of text are found hiding in one of Wales' oldest and most important books.

Charles asks pub to have wife's name
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:26:42 GMT

The Prince of Wales requests a new pub in the Duchy of Cornwall's village of Poundbury is named after his wife.

Nurses angry at transfers of elderly
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:23:49 GMT

A number of senior nurses in the Belfast Health Trust describe the out-of-hours transfer of frail, elderly patients between hospitals as an abuse of vulnerable adults.

Fold told to revise development plan
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:26:42 GMT

A housing association is told it must revise its proposal to redevelop the former Visteon factory site in west Belfast.

Tributes to officer after bus crash
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 08:53:09 GMT

Tributes are paid to an off duty police officer who died after being hit by a bus in Swansea city centre.

Iceland boss backs Tory policies
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 08:54:39 GMT

The boss of Flintshire-based food company Iceland is one of 100 business leaders backing the Conservatives' economic policies in an open letter.

Balls and Clegg campaign in Scotland
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 08:11:10 GMT

Westminster figures will travel to Scotland on the third day of campaigning in the general election.

Businessman backs fiscal autonomy
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 08:45:03 GMT

One of Scotland's most successful businessmen, Jim McColl, has called for Holyrood to have full control over its finances by 2020.

Spurs agreement over stadium land
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:46:18 GMT

Tottenham Hotspur says it has struck a private deal to buy disputed land for a proposed 400m football stadium.

Man 'deliberately crashed off M1'
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:53:21 GMT

A man deliberately crashed his car off the M1 motorway to kill his wife because she wanted a divorce, a court hears.

Townsend hopes to 'silence critics'
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:45:07 GMT

Andros Townsend hopes he has "silenced" his critics after his equaliser earned England a 1-1 friendly draw in Italy.

To the moon & back: Murray's 500 wins
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 21:08:11 GMT

Andy Murray has won 500 matches - but how many times has he gone round the earth & how many sweatbands has he used?

VIDEO: Classic Grandstand April Fools' prank
Mon, 01 Apr 2013 12:10:49 GMT

BBC Sport's Grandstand team play an April Fools' Day prank when the staff stage a fake fight behind presenter Des Lynam during a broadcast.

What's wrong with party politics?
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 01:29:36 GMT

There is a deep structural problem with the current system of party politics in the UK, says Danny Kruger.

Election 2015: Celebrities on the campaign trail
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:41:16 GMT

Celebrities who back political parties

Public urged to register for voting
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:33:51 GMT

Electoral Commission launches awareness campaign to remind people they must be registered before April deadline.

VIDEO: Finance Bill second reading
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 20:08:15 GMT

MPs pass the Finance Bill at second reading.

VIDEO: Landmark London clothes shop closes
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:45:41 GMT

A celebrated women?s clothes shop that has been serving customers in north London for more than 80 years is closing its doors for the final time today.

VIDEO: Labour: 'Increase tax on high earners'
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 06:41:19 GMT

Ed Miliband criticises zero-hours contracts for the "insecurity" they create for workers.

VIDEO: Business support 'unprecedented'
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 08:10:20 GMT

George Osborne claims that a letter of support written by business leaders is an "unprecedented intervention" into the election campaign.

VIDEO: Palestinian 'tricked' over Banksy art
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:15:33 GMT

A Palestinian man says he was 'tricked' into selling a mural by the artist, Banksy, that is estimated to be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.

VIDEO: Care shake-up 'biggest in 60 years'
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 06:59:48 GMT

Changes to the system of care for elderly and disabled people in England described as the "biggest shake-up in 60 years".

VIDEO: 135k to move voles: Money well spent?
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:21:23 GMT

135,000 was spent relocating water voles so work could begin dredging two Somerset rivers in 2014.

VIDEO: Farmers' fear as milk quotas scrapped
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 08:20:37 GMT

Quotas regulating how much milk can be produced in Europe have been scrapped, more than 30 years after they were introduced.

VIDEO: Bandleader Last bows out
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 22:06:25 GMT

Bandleader and composer James last talks to David Sillito as he performs his last shows in Britain before his retirement

Your questions to Jeremy Vine
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:22:55 GMT

Ask Jeremy Vine a question about election night coverage

Can you win at anything if you practise hard enough?
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Can you win at anything with enough practice?

Can you sell luxury without a brand?
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:06:31 GMT

The luxury goods that speak for themselves

Nigel Farage off to a low-tech start
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:13:46 GMT

An American reporter on the trail of Nigel Farage

Two schools worlds apart in Lancashire
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 01:25:50 GMT

Two contrasting schools in neighbouring areas of Lancashire

From prison to the Paralympics
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 01:01:24 GMT

From cannabis conspiracy to Paralympics chance