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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.


Emwazi 'not huge concern' at school
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:23:52 GMT

Islamic State militant Mohammed Emwazi was never suspected of being radicalised during his school days, his former head teacher says.

Ten charged over child abuse claims
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 14:23:17 GMT

Ten men are charged by police investigating child sexual exploitation in Rochdale, Greater Manchester.

Eurostar suspended after track death
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 14:27:48 GMT

Eurostar services are suspended after a person was hit by a train on the line in Kent.

Tories promise 200,000 starter homes
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:10:10 GMT

Some 200,000 "starter homes" will be built for first-time buyers in England by 2020 if the Tories win May's general election, David Cameron says.

PM dismisses UK defence cuts concern
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:11:58 GMT

Prime Minister David Cameron dismisses concerns raised by the head of the US Army about the impact of cuts on the UK's armed forces.

More time to question Becky suspects
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:47:30 GMT

Police are granted more time to question two people arrested in the investigation into a girl missing for more than a week.

Yeates killer had child porn images
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:07:04 GMT

The man convicted of the murder of Bristol landscape architect Joanna Yeates in 2011 pleads guilty to possessing indecent images of children.

RAF jets near miss over north Wales
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 13:40:52 GMT

Two RAF training jets came close to colliding over the north Wales coast, a report on collision risk incidents finds.

'Revenge' bleach attacker sentenced
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 13:41:59 GMT

An 18-year-old woman who threw bleach into the face of an aspiring teenage model is sentenced to 27 months in a young offenders' institution.

Nursery child 'left in woodland'
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 09:30:04 GMT

A young child was left behind in woodland by nursery school staff at the end of a walk, the BBC understands.

Man under lorry 'waved at drivers'
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:59:41 GMT

Two people are detained as suspected illegal immigrants after one is seen sitting on the rear axle of a lorry waving at drivers near Northampton.

New 'Chelsea fans' racism claim
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 14:21:56 GMT

Police launch an investigation after reports of racist and abusive behaviour from a group of Chelsea fans on a train from London to Manchester.

Drug drivers targeted by new rules
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:02:42 GMT

New regulations aimed at stamping out drug driving, including the first legal limits on cannabis and cocaine, come into force in England and Wales.

UK to pioneer lagoon power plants
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 03:58:02 GMT

Plans to generate electricity from the world's first series of tidal lagoons are unveiled in the UK, with sites proposed in Wales, Somerset and Cumbria.

Six arrested in child abuse probe
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:50:25 GMT

Six people are arrested during an investigation into allegations of sexual and physical child abuse at a school and a children's home in Carmarthenshire.

Cadbury and M&S lose top brand ranks
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:47:10 GMT

Marks and Spencer and Cadbury have both fallen out of an annual survey ranking the top 20 consumer brands in the UK.

Queen's new coin portrait unveiled
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:55:37 GMT

A new coinage portrait of the Queen is unveiled, but the image will only appear on coins later this year.

Robbie Williams street signs unveiled
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 14:01:13 GMT

Signs for streets named after Robbie Williams hits are unveiled in his hometown of Stoke-on-Trent.

Body at Richard III site 'was woman'
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:54:57 GMT

A coffin-within-a-coffin discovered next to Richard III's remains contained a woman, who could have been an early Church benefactor, experts reveal

Man dies after two-vehicle crash
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:13:40 GMT

A 55-year-old man dies following a two-vehicle crash on the A1 near Dromore, County Down.

700 declare exit scheme interest
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:32:48 GMT

More than 700 civil servants have expressed interest in the new Northern Ireland Civil Service voluntary redundancy scheme, within the first two hours of it being in operation.

Tributes to boy killed in car crash
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:57:30 GMT

A boy who was killed when he was hit by a car in the Riverside area of Cardiff is named as 12-year-old Hamid Ali Khan.

Ball attack over puppy theft attempt
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:43:35 GMT

A woman was hit in the face with a snooker ball as two teenage boys tried to steal her puppy in Wrexham, police say.

Armed jewellery thief hijacks taxi
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:35:30 GMT

An armed thief hijacks a private hire taxi after robbing an Edinburgh jewellers of 100,000 of watches at gunpoint.

Pupils hurt in incident near school
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:51:03 GMT

Two pupils have been injured in an incident outside a secondary school in south Glasgow, police say.

Boss 'intimidated' Hillsborough PC
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:02:33 GMT

A former police constable says he felt "intimidated" by a senior officer into changing his Hillsborough disaster statement, an inquests jury is told.

Neknominate fish eater gets pet ban
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:17:42 GMT

A man who was filmed swallowing a goldfish for the Neknominate online drinking game is banned from owning fish for five years.

Sunderland win Brown red card appeal
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:15:46 GMT

The FA rescinds Sunderland defender Wes Brown's red card in his side's loss at Manchester United on Saturday.

Pietersen to work on England return
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 09:38:13 GMT

Kevin Pietersen says he will try to secure a return to the England side after ECB chairman Colin Graves' encouraging words.

What have we learned at World Cup?
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:20:50 GMT

With the Cricket World Cup just over halfway through the group stage, what have we learned from the tournament so far?

The dogged old man of the badlands
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:05:28 GMT

Chris Haslam meets a man determined to see his remarkable life in the mountains as quite mundane.

Are humans getting cleverer?
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:03:55 GMT

What is behind the so-called Flynn Effect - the pattern of rising IQ scores around the world?

Why Iceland banned beer
Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:02:38 GMT

A century ago, Iceland introduced full prohibition. Within a decade, red wine had been legalised, followed by spirits in the 1930s. But beer remained off-limits until 1989. Why?

Lib Dems want extra 1bn bank levy
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 09:07:53 GMT

Lib Dem Treasury Secretary Danny Alexander is calling for an extra 1bn tax on Britain's banks to help pay off the deficit.

Brown: 'State could own oil fields'
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:16:40 GMT

Former prime minister and Scottish MP Gordon Brown believes under threat North Sea oil fields could be part owned by the UK government.

Child health 'an election issue'
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 04:07:59 GMT

Measures to protect children's health should be put at the forefront of the general election, say doctors.

VIDEO: Public Accounts Committee
Tue, 25 Feb 2014 09:48:28 GMT

MPs are taking evidence on the defence procurement budget.

VIDEO: On the road with out-of-hours doctors
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 07:03:06 GMT

Cumbria's out-of-hours doctor service is increasingly busy because patients cannot get an appointment with GPs at local surgeries.

VIDEO: Riddle of Emwazi's radicalisation
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 14:22:41 GMT

Islamist militant Mohammed Emwazi was never a cause of huge concern to staff at his former London school, his former head teacher says.

VIDEO: Prince William welcomed in China
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 07:46:14 GMT

The Duke of Cambridge has met Chinese President Xi Jinping, as the prince begins the highest-profile UK royal visit to China in nearly 30 years.

VIDEO: How tidal lagoon power plants work
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 07:57:10 GMT

The BBC's Roger Harrabin has been to the site of one of six tidal lagoons planned in the UK to see how it would work.

VIDEO: New Queen coin portrait unveiled
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:04:54 GMT

The portrait of the Queen on the nation's coins has altered for the first time in 17 years - with a new picture of her Majesty unveiled on Monday morning, the BBC's Victoria Fritz reports.

VIDEO: Search for Becky Watts resumes
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 14:29:25 GMT

Police have been granted more time to question two people arrested in connection with the disappearance of Becky Watts, as Jon Kay reports.

VIDEO: Baby orangutans need new mum
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 09:47:13 GMT

Staff are hoping two Sumatran orangutans will find new mothers at Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre in Dorset.

GP shortages put pressure on doctors
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 08:41:05 GMT

Where have all our GPs gone?

What's love got to do with politics?
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 02:59:41 GMT

Fergal Keane on the relationship between love and politics

Would it be realistic to renationalise the railways?
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 02:58:59 GMT

Would it be realistic to renationalise the railways?

Behind the east Belfast tiger skin
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 07:15:35 GMT

How did Indian maharaja's tiger skin end up in east Belfast?

Jihadist concerns, and Army cuts
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 06:22:43 GMT

Jihadist concerns, and the impact of Army cuts