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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

The weekend of the 2nd and 3rd of April, saw our flagship UK jobsite go to full steam ahead. Why we think you will like the site;

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.


Cameron and Merkel in EU reform talks
Fri, 29 May 2015 09:29:24 GMT

David Cameron will try to persuade German Chancellor Angela Merkel to back him over EU reforms as the two leaders hold face-to-face talks.

Jail terms under 'legal highs' law
Fri, 29 May 2015 02:03:48 GMT

A new "blanket ban" on so-called legal highs will carry prison sentences of up to seven years, the government says.

Sugar warning over fruit snacks
Thu, 28 May 2015 23:02:25 GMT

Many supposedly "healthy" fruit snacks aimed at children contain more sugar than a bag of sweets, says campaign group Action on Sugar.

BBC uncovers tax avoidance scheme
Fri, 29 May 2015 08:31:06 GMT

Anderson Group, one of the recruitment industry's most high-profile companies, is promoting an "aggressive" tax avoidance scheme which tax experts are calling "abusive".

Boy arrested over two knife murders
Fri, 29 May 2015 08:08:13 GMT

A 16-year-old boy is arrested over the murders of a man and a Saudi woman who were repeatedly stabbed in separate attacks in Colchester.

State school intake up at Cambridge
Thu, 28 May 2015 23:12:04 GMT

The proportion of state school pupils admitted to Cambridge University rose slightly last year to 62.2%, according to figures published by the university.

Burnham: Entrepreneurs are 'heroes'
Fri, 29 May 2015 09:12:55 GMT

Labour should treat wealth creators as "heroes", leadership contender Andy Burnham says, claiming the party has neglected them in recent years.

Smoking ban 'cuts child illness'
Fri, 29 May 2015 00:06:45 GMT

The ban on smoking in public places - which came into force in 2007 in England - has cut child hospital admissions by some 11,000 a year, research suggests.

Two arrested after terror raids
Thu, 28 May 2015 21:44:27 GMT

A 24-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman are arrested in Berkshire on suspicion of preparing for acts of terrorism in the UK.

Calls for WW2 sinking commemoration
Fri, 29 May 2015 04:07:51 GMT

Campaigners are calling on the government to do more to commemorate the sinking of the troopship Lancastria, one of the worst maritime disasters of World War Two.

Murder weapon discovered in museum
Thu, 28 May 2015 22:31:02 GMT

An assault rifle used in seven unsolved murders has been discovered on public display at the Imperial War Museum.

Rail workers to strike twice in June
Thu, 28 May 2015 15:33:18 GMT

Rail workers in the RMT union are to hold 24-hour and 48-hour strikes next month, after rejecting a pay offer from Network Rail.

Evans announces 500 words winners
Fri, 29 May 2015 08:56:26 GMT

Stories about vengeful pigeons, poisoned cakes and living with a stammer are among the winners at this year's 500 Words competition.

VIDEO: Badger filmed raiding kitchen fridge
Fri, 29 May 2015 09:10:57 GMT

A hungry badger who sneaked into a house in Midhurst, West Sussex, to help itself to a bakewell tart has been caught on camera.

Plan for housing for 1,300 students
Fri, 29 May 2015 05:23:41 GMT

A County Tyrone property firm is planning two developments in Belfast that will provide accommodation for almost 1,300 students.

Council scraps 'dog exclusion' plans
Fri, 29 May 2015 05:22:33 GMT

A Northern Ireland council withdraws its proposals for a number of dog exclusion zones after residents express concerns.

Health board 'almost unmanageable'
Fri, 29 May 2015 09:42:59 GMT

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board is "on the brink of an absolute crisis" after a damning report claims patients at a mental health unit were treated like animals.

'Legal highs' ban plan criticised
Fri, 29 May 2015 05:19:44 GMT

Drugs charities in Wales criticise a plan to place a blanket ban on "legal highs" claiming it will drive the drugs underground.

World Cup boycott possible - SFA
Fri, 29 May 2015 07:37:35 GMT

Scottish FA chief Stewart Regan says European nations could boycott World Cups if Sepp Blatter stays as Fifa boss.

Legionnaires widow's compost warning
Fri, 29 May 2015 00:16:17 GMT

The widow of the first Scot to contract Legionnaire's disease from compost makes an emotional plea for stronger warning labels on bags.

Gascoigne raises 8.8m from auctions
Fri, 29 May 2015 08:22:54 GMT

Nearly 9m is raised towards the restoration of a mansion that was inherited by the revered quizmaster Bamber Gascoigne after two auctions of its contents.

Three die in car and lorry smash
Fri, 29 May 2015 09:19:31 GMT

Three people are killed in a crash between a car and a lorry on a road near Brogborough in Bedfordshire.

Fifa to vote on Blatter v Prince Ali
Thu, 28 May 2015 23:00:37 GMT

The vote to elect Fifa's president takes place on Friday as Prince Ali bin al-Hussein challenges current chief Sepp Blatter.

Lawro's lowdown on the FA Cup final
Thu, 28 May 2015 20:30:47 GMT

BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson on whether Arsenal or Aston Villa will win at Wembley on Saturday.

How will Ennis-Hill fare in Gotzis?
Fri, 29 May 2015 06:39:32 GMT

What should we expect from the Olympic champion as she makes her multi-event comeback in a small Austrian town?

Cameron backs Blatter quit calls
Thu, 28 May 2015 16:13:31 GMT

David Cameron supports calls for Sepp Blatter to quit as Fifa president, Downing Street says.

MEPs in new EU-US trade controversy
Thu, 28 May 2015 19:05:51 GMT

MEPs call for transparent and public handling of trade disputes with the US but soften their stance on controversial commercial courts.

Labour objects to Hatton application
Thu, 28 May 2015 09:17:46 GMT

Labour's general secretary objects to a bid by former firebrand councillor Derek Hatton to rejoin the party.

VIDEO: Treasury Committee
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:45:58 GMT

The Treasury Committee hears from the Chancellor, George Osborne.

VIDEO: Migrants saved by British navy ship
Fri, 29 May 2015 08:32:07 GMT

A British navy ship has rescued hundreds of migrants in the central Mediterranean on Thursday.

VIDEO: US general urges UK to spend on forces
Thu, 28 May 2015 22:04:50 GMT

A senior US general has told the BBC it is imperative that Britain finds the money to spend on its armed forces, and that he is worried about the impact of recent defence cuts.

VIDEO: The fans who built their own football stadium
Fri, 29 May 2015 07:28:08 GMT

The official opening of a new football stadium tonight is timely with the scandal engulfing FIFA.

VIDEO: Party for Winnie, 100, after BBC appeal
Fri, 29 May 2015 06:10:16 GMT

A woman from Sheffield who was facing her 100th birthday alone because she had no surviving relatives, has celebrated the day in style at the local city hall.

VIDEO: Airfield hosts Wingsuit World Cup
Thu, 28 May 2015 07:12:10 GMT

The first ever Wingsuit World Cup has been taking place 12,000ft above Wiltshire.

VIDEO: Can art keep ex-prisoners out of jail?
Thu, 28 May 2015 23:19:09 GMT

Dean Stalham is a writer, visual artist and former prisoner who believes the arts help prevent ex-offenders from returning to jail.

VIDEO: Prince explains why he's a Villa fan
Thu, 28 May 2015 16:01:38 GMT

Prince William tells BBC Sport's Gary Lineker why he decided to support Aston Villa, who face Arsenal in the FA Cup final.

VIDEO: Meeting the Mayfair squatters
Thu, 28 May 2015 14:33:16 GMT

A group squatting in a building in London's Mayfair have been ordered to leave the property following a ruling by the High Court.

A symbol of holding out
Thu, 28 May 2015 19:26:43 GMT

Tiny buildings that stand in the way of big developments

Quiz of the week's news
Fri, 29 May 2015 00:07:30 GMT

What's brought down crime by the seaside?

How do you pick up an oil platform?
Fri, 29 May 2015 00:47:31 GMT

How to remove a 24,000-tonne oil platform from the North Sea

Remembering the Heysel disaster
Fri, 29 May 2015 03:24:48 GMT

Is the Heysel disaster English football?s forgotten tragedy?

Fifa 16: Why the women jokes are wrong
Thu, 28 May 2015 15:59:21 GMT

Answering the jokes about women footballers on new Fifa 16 game

The siblings who share a donor parent
Thu, 28 May 2015 11:41:14 GMT

The donor-conceived siblings connecting across the world