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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.

Plea for help over Calais crisis
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:59:22 GMT

Police and social services in the UK say there are seeking urgent support as the Calais migrant crisis continues.

Teen guilty of mass murder bomb plot
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:59:14 GMT

A 19-year-old is found guilty of plotting mass murder at a Newcastle college using pipe bombs and a Glock handgun.

Kids Company charity in police probe
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:25:01 GMT

An investigation into a number of allegations of crime involving children's charity Kids Company has been launched by police, the BBC has learned.

Top Gear: Ex-hosts sign Amazon deal
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:49:06 GMT

Former Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May sign up to present a new show on Amazon's streaming service.

No issue with Farah - UK Athletics
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:23:38 GMT

'No references' for bin lorry driver
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:51:45 GMT

The Glasgow bin lorry inquiry into the deaths of six people hears the driver had no references on his file and was suspended from his former job.

Apprentice contestant found dead
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:32:13 GMT

Apprentice star Stuart Baggs is found dead at his home in the Isle of Man, police say.

Ken Clarke sex accuser cleared
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:56:14 GMT

A man who claimed he was sexually assaulted by former chancellor of the exchequer Kenneth Clarke is cleared of perverting the course of justice.

Waste plant body man 'slept in bin'
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:41:08 GMT

A man whose body was found at a waste recycling plant in Bristol is thought to have slept in a bin after being turned away from a homeless shelter.

Turnberry won't lose Open - Trump
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:27:41 GMT

US billionaire Donald Trump says his comments about illegal immigrants will not cost Turnberry the chance to host The Open.

Prison killings at record level
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:23:25 GMT

There were a record number of murders or manslaughters in prisons in England and Wales last year, according to Ministry of Justice figures.

Russia 'wanted Litvinenko dead'
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:20:22 GMT

The Russian state wanted former spy Alexander Litvinenko dead, the inquiry into his poisoning hears.

Pie filling given protected status
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:31:27 GMT

Traditional Bramley apple pie filling is given protected status by the European Commission, joining the likes of Italy's mozzarella cheese.

Shop ditches 'unexpected item in bagging area'
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:25:04 GMT

The supermarket is getting rid of six self-service checkout phrases which shoppers find really annoying.

Man's body found in city centre
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:59:00 GMT

The death of a man in his 50s in Belfast city centre is being investigated by police.

Farmers protest as committee meets
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:32:22 GMT

About 200 farmers protest at Stormont as a special meeting is held to discuss the crisis in the dairy industry.

Medicine error for hospital patient
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:46:19 GMT

A 93-year-old hospital patient was deprived of her daily thyroid medication for five weeks following an administrative error, an inquest hears.

Calais queues costing firm 100,000
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:37:41 GMT

A Welsh haulage firm claims it is losing the equivalent of about 100,000 a month due to delays at the Port of Calais.

Baby left blind after severe attack
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:16:38 GMT

A man is found guilty of an assault which left a four-week-old baby girl with "severe, lifelong disabilities".

Trump says referendum 'bad period'
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:46:30 GMT

US tycoon Donald Trump has said a second referendum on Scottish independence would be "ridiculous".

Bid 'to be forgotten' by Google fails
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:06:03 GMT

A man involved in a 51m VAT scam loses a legal bid to have news stories about him removed from Google searches.

Reliant Robin driven on to rail line
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:14:23 GMT

Police try to identify a Robin Reliant driver who inexplicably reversed on to a level crossing ahead of a train approaching.

Finn puts England on brink of win
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 19:03:04 GMT

Steven Finn takes 5-45 to reduce Australia to 168-7 in their second innings on the second day of the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston.

Kim takes one-shot British Open lead
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:45:44 GMT

South Korean Kim Hyo-joo shoots a seven-under-par 65 to lead the Women's British Open at Turnberry after the first round.

Storey wins para-cycling world gold
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:52:20 GMT

Britain's Dame Sarah Storey takes gold in the time trial at the Para-Cycling Road World Championships.

CWU backs Corbyn 'to oust Blairites'
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:31:36 GMT

The Communication Workers Union backs left-wing MP Jeremy Corbyn in Labour's leadership contest, saying the "grip of the Blairites" on the party must be "loosened once and for all".

PM's migrant 'swarm' remark criticised
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:20:37 GMT

David Cameron comes under criticism for for his description of migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean as a "swarm".

Farage to Eurosceptics: Stop bitching
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:23:50 GMT

UKIP leader Nigel Farage says it is time for No campaigners to "stop moaning, stop bitching and get off their backsides and help us win this referendum".

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

The Health Committee heard from key figures in NHS England.

VIDEO: Leap into the dark: Perils of 'tombstoning'
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:58:44 GMT

There are fresh warnings about the dangers of so-called "tombstoning" - an activity which involves jumping off cliffs, piers, or harbour walls into water for fun.

VIDEO: RAF 'intercepts Russian aircraft'
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:57:03 GMT

The Ministry of Defence has released footage which it said shows RAF Typhoons intercepting 10 Russian aircraft.

VIDEO: M20 drivers face 18-hour queues
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:42:22 GMT

The migrant crisis in Calais means that some drivers are facing delays of up to 18 hours before they can enter the tunnel on the UK side.

VIDEO: Tunisia gunman's 'home had been raided'
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:13:03 GMT

The home of the man who killed 38 people at a tourist resort in Tunisia had previously been raided by police, according to a BBC Panorama report.

VIDEO: RBS boss 'dealing with past issues'
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:15:45 GMT

RBS chief executive Ross McEwan says decisions the bank made a decade ago are still holding it back, as RBS reports a 153m half-year loss in profits.

VIDEO: Poorer students 'face high debts'
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:07:37 GMT

Poorer students in England may be put off university by funding changes that could leave them with higher debts than middle-class graduates helped by their parents, a report says.

VIDEO: Maud, 90, on how life can be lonely
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:31:06 GMT

Maud, 90, speaks to the BBC about her feelings of isolation.

VIDEO: Liam Lyburd guilty of murder plot
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:53:13 GMT

Liam Lyburd, 19, has been found guilty of plotting mass murder at his former college.

Terror on the beach
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:00 GMT

Survivors tell their stories of Tunisia massacre

A more subtle side of IS recruitment
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:18:58 GMT

'How IS tried to radicalise me in... and how I resisted'

Who is Yvette Cooper? Labour leadership contender guide
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 00:40:13 GMT

An at-a-glance profile of Yvette Cooper

Why do people disinherit their children?
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:17:34 GMT

Why do people leave their children out of their will?

Counting the cost of Operation Stack
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 04:05:40 GMT

What is the cost to the UK of chaos in Calais?

Can people learn to curb their chocolate cravings?
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 23:24:10 GMT

Michael Mosley on the mental exercises that cut cravings

VIDEO: The secret of adult colouring books
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 23:08:09 GMT

What's the secret of a good adult colouring book?