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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.


UK border staff 'not ready' for Ebola
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 03:20:49 GMT

Immigration and customs staff feel unprepared to deal with people arriving in the UK with possible Ebola infections, union leader warns.

Nato 'unprepared for Russia threat'
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:35 GMT

Nato is poorly prepared for an attack on a member state by Russia, a group of MPs warns in a report.

Cadbury manor blaze was arson attack
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:53:59 GMT

The former home of the Cadbury family in Birmingham has been destroyed in an arson attack.

New Ofsted chair to be announced
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:57:51 GMT

Businessman David Hoare is set to be announced by the government as the new chairman of schools regulator Ofsted, the BBC understands.

'Huge amount' of pier saved in fire
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:24:43 GMT

Firefighters save a "huge amount" of Eastbourne Pier after a devastating fire ripped through the Victorian structure leaving only its metal skeleton.

Weightlifter held over Games attack
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:02:16 GMT

An Australian weightlifter has been detained by police following an assault on a Welsh athlete in the Commonwealth Games athletes' village.

West Ham star in women attack charge
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:26:40 GMT

West Ham footballer Ravel Morrison is charged with assaulting two women.

House price growth moderates in July
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:17:30 GMT

The growth in house prices is starting to moderate, according to the UK's biggest building society, the Nationwide.

Warm weather hits British Gas profit
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:31:24 GMT

British Gas and owner Centrica report a sharp drop in profits for the first half of the year due to warmer weather.

400 jobs saved in oil refinery sale
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:43:26 GMT

A sale is agreed on the closure-threatened Murco oil refinery in Milford Haven, safeguarding 400 jobs.

Tax workers continue strike action
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:31:15 GMT

Tax workers continue to strike in an ongoing dispute over job losses and office closures, a move which coincides with the tax credits renewals deadline.

Tags plan to cut alcohol-linked crime
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:58:04 GMT

Repeat offenders convicted of alcohol-related crimes could be forced by courts to wear ankle tags to monitor whether they are still drinking, under a new pilot scheme.

Assault charge for duke's ex-aide
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:45:43 GMT

A former personal assistant to the Duke of Edinburgh is accused of sexually abusing a girl in the early 1970s.

'E-cigs less harm than cigarettes'
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:34:56 GMT

An analysis of the current evidence available on e-cigarettes suggests they are safer than conventional cigarettes.

'Tape measure test' call on diabetes
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:32:07 GMT

People are being urged to take out the tape measure to assess their risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Campaign targets modern slavery
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:03:28 GMT

The government launches the first nationwide campaign aimed at raising awareness of people working in slavery in the UK.

Lloyds profits hit by PPI charges
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:27:53 GMT

Profit at Lloyds Banking Group falls after it is hit by PPI mis-selling charges and a Libor rate-rigging settlement.

6 Music audience overtakes Radio 3
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:03:44 GMT

BBC Radio 6 Music listening figures surpass BBC Radio 3 for the first time with 1.89m weekly listeners.

Invictus Games a struggle, says Harry
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:32:50 GMT

Prince Harry says organising a Paralympic-style sporting competition for injured members of the armed forces has been a "real struggle".

Museum bids for virgin sculpture
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:31:09 GMT

A museum in Cambridge reveals plans to acquire a 17th Century wooden bust of the weeping virgin.

DUP and Sinn Féin 'make budget deal'
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:28:25 GMT

The DUP and Sinn Féin reach agreement over Stormont's quarterly budget after weeks of deadlock, the BBC understands.

Woman sacked after becoming pregnant
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:37:11 GMT

A former bakery assistant is awarded over £23,000 after a tribunal found she was subjected to sex discrimination because of pregnancy and unfairly dismissed.

Giant wind farm plan is scrapped
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:10:52 GMT

A massive wind farm planned for the Irish Sea - covering an area the size of Anglesey - is scrapped.

One-in-10 Welsh children is obese
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:25:29 GMT

Over a quarter of Welsh children starting primary school are overweight - with more than one in 10 classed as obese, say public health officials.

Major roads closed for cycling event
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:09:27 GMT

Major road closures are being made in and around Glasgow ahead of the Commonwealth Games cycling time trial.

Funding for national park path work
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:12:01 GMT

Paths across Scotland's two national parks are in line for a upgrade thanks to a £3m Heritage Lottery Fund grant.

'Abuse' pilot 'took his own life'
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:01:40 GMT

A British Airways pilot accused of sexually abusing children in Africa took his own life, a coroner rules.

Glazers in £88.7m Man Utd share sale
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:16:14 GMT

Manchester United's US owners will pocket about $150 million by selling more of their shares in the club on the New York Stock Exchange.

England close in on win over India
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:51:08 GMT

England move closer to levelling the series against India with another dominant display on day four of the third Test.

Legia Warsaw 4-1 Celtic
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:39:43 GMT

Ronny Deila suffers a nightmare first loss as Celtic boss with a heavy defeat by Legia Warsaw in the Champions League qualifiers.

Everton complete Lukaku signing
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:28:11 GMT

Everton sign Belgian World Cup striker Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea for a club record fee of £28m.

The perils of the Streisand effect
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:51:11 GMT

If you want a piece of information about you suppressed, it may end up in wider circulation.

American Vogue's first black cover girl
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:57:40 GMT

Beverly Johnson was told she would never be on the cover of Vogue - but she made history when she became the first black model to do just that.

The dead dog that changed colour twice
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:19:20 GMT

A strange tale of dogs that used to collect money for charity - and carried on collecting after death.

Swinney says 'Yes' better for firms
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:34:53 GMT

Scottish companies will be able to boost their presence on the world stage under independence, Scotland's finance secretary says.

We'll keep tightening sanctions - PM
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:03:17 GMT

UK Prime Minister David Cameron warns of increasingly tough sanctions unless Russian President Vladimir Putin "changes his approach".

New banker rules 'could hurt London'
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:39:58 GMT

Bank of England plans to penalise badly-performing bankers could put London at a disadvantage as a financial centre, says banking industry body BBA.

VIDEO: House of Commons
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:41:42 GMT

Israel's response to rocket attacks must be "proportionate", insists a minister.

VIDEO: What was in WW1 British soldier's kit?
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:05:29 GMT

Military historian Andy Robertshaw talks through the uniform worn by soldiers in the British Expeditionary Force at the start of World War One.

VIDEO: Modern slavery targeted in campaign
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:24:22 GMT

The government is launching the first nationwide campaign aimed at raising awareness of modern slavery in the UK.

VIDEO: Is your big tummy a diabetes warning ?
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:46:38 GMT

Health officials in England are urging people to measure and monitor their waistlines, to help avoid type 2 diabetes.

VIDEO: Broads-view opens up Norfolk waterways
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:22:14 GMT

The Norfolk Broads will soon be available for virtual navigation thanks to a novel aquatic equivalent of Google's Streetview technology

VIDEO: Two journalists charged over hacking
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:02:11 GMT

Two former News of the World journalists have been charged with conspiring to hack phones, the Crown Prosecution Service has said.

VIDEO: Cable 'felt safe' in driverless car
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:28:56 GMT

Driverless cars are set to take to the roads in the UK from next January, they will guided by a system of sensors and cameras.

VIDEO: Five brothers killed in WW1
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:18:49 GMT

World War One had a devastating impact on many communities around the UK and in the Lincolnshire village of Friesthorpe one mother and father lost five of their eight sons.

VIDEO: Ex-officer charged with Rodney murder
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:10:50 GMT

A former policeman is to be charged with murdering a man who was shot dead after a car was stopped by officers in north London nine years ago.

Is show season making a comeback?
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:57:55 GMT

Why are country shows making a comeback?

Sir Bobby's legacy five years on
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:17:25 GMT

Sir Bobby Robson's legacy five years on

Unlikely link in Milltown Cemetery
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:48:04 GMT

The graves of an unlikely father and son have been discovered in a Belfast cemetery.

After Blue Monday, seize Thursday
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:08:16 GMT

Is it the day to set yourself a new challenge?

When politicians 'think aloud'
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:14:09 GMT

Why do politicians keep on falling foul of secret recordings?

A peculiar sort of debt
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:45:55 GMT

What are the true costs of running the student loan scheme?

'Tax cuts' and pier fears - front pages
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:37:17 GMT

Speculation over the 40p rate on front pages