The Interim CV That Will Make A Critical First Impression

Written by Lucy Bielby on Mar 27, 2018

If you want to land a new assignment or ensure you show up in a ‘search', recruiters and clients will need to see evidence of your previous success and credentials. So, no matter what level you operate at, a CV is critical for making that key first impression.

But what makes a good CV?

I am sure every recruiter you speak to will give you a completely different idea on how to form a strong CV. The very subject creates a challenging debate, due to the vast amount of conflicting advice in the market. Whether it be from friends, colleagues or so-called ‘professionals’… someone will always have something different to say.

So, what makes our CV advice the ‘right’ advice?

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Why Your LinkedIn Profile Should Always Be on Point

Written by Craig Elvin on Nov 08, 2017

Your LinkedIn profile should be on point even if you aren’t looking for a new position.

When was the last time you updated your LinkedIn profile? At EO Executives, we believe there is a huge missed opportunity around using LinkedIn as a platform for engagement. Too many business leaders are neglecting their opportunity to engage, attract and entice top talent.

Yes,LinkedIn is a platform for individuals to promote their personal brand, create an online CV and get in-front of potential employers, but it is also important for brand promotion.

LinkedIn is essentially a networking platform for business professionals, but it is also extremely busy and competitive. Brands and their business leaders should be using LinkedIn to make new connections, demonstrate their market offering and attract new employees.

As Executive Headhunters, we see it time and time again when talking to a candidate about a new role. The first thing they ask is “who is the company and who will I be working for?”. And the first thing they do is go onto LinkedIn to understand more. Potential candidates want to see impressive profiles of the brands and leaders they could be working for. And guess what? If your profile is not up to scratch, they will not be interested.

First impressions are key

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Stop Playing It Safe on Your Job Search.

Written by Lucy Bielby on Oct 04, 2017
 
Stop playing it safe on your job search.


When searching for a new role, traditionally the focus of a candidate has been to find a role that will suit all of the things that they are ‘good at’ and feel “comfortable with”.

However the Innovator and disruptor would more have the mindset of 'What is the client / employers biggest project problem, and how do I solve it?'

In the world of disruption, shouldn’t it be more about taking an opportunity and making it fit for you as an individual? After all the ability to learn, is a key trait of a good leader.

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3 Ways to Get Noticed by Executive Headhunters

Written by Jasmine Stirling on Sep 05, 2016

As a digital marketing expert working in recruitment, I wanted to share some tips on how to enhance your personal brand and get noticed by leading executive headhunters.

No matter what profession we're in, at some point in our careers we've probably all needed to search for a new role. There is often a misconception that sending a CV to a few organisations is all it takes but at EO we know there is more to it than meets the eye. 

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How To Prepare For An Executive Job Search [Video]

Written by Andrew Nicholas on Apr 21, 2016

If you’re looking to start a new executive job search it may have been a while since you were last in the job market. Whilst the fundamental structure of a job search has stayed the same, the changing dynamics of the job market over the past 5 years have meant that technology more than ever plays a crucial role in how you engage with the market and find opportunities. 

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8 Top Job Interviewing Tips For Senior Candidates [Video]

Written by Andrew Nicholas on Feb 16, 2016


You've gone through the screening process, your CV has impressed and now it's time close the deal in the interview and secure your next job offer. But how should you prepare? Remembering a few simple tips and techniques can go a long way in helping you make the right impression within your job interview and increase your chances of being presented with a job offer. We asked eight of our experienced recruitment practice heads what their top tip would be to a senior candidate going to interview.

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How To Optimise Your LinkedIn Profile For Maximum Visibility

Written by Andrew MacAskill on Dec 18, 2015

Your LinkedIn profile is the shop window to your professional life. With over 400 million members worldwide, it’s hard to imagine life as a job seeker or a recruiter without LinkedIn… it’s become a fundamental part of the recruitment industry.

That being said, senior executives still approach us looking for their next role without having optimised their LinkedIn profile to reflect their background, experience or achievements. Even if you aren’t actively looking for a job, LinkedIn is used extensively by recruiters to find talent for roles, so if you can see yourself changing jobs within the next 5 years it’s definitely worth taking the time to tweak it and maximise your visibility in the marketplace.

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The Delights And Pitfalls Of A Portfolio Career

Written by EO Executives on Sep 28, 2015

A few years ago I met a chap who, when I asked what he did for a living, replied that he had a “Portfolio Career”. Initially he was somewhat evasive so I pressed further and eventually found out that he had been “let go” from a sales role with a drinks Company and, unable to regain full-time employment, now had a series of part-time roles. 

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Are Candidates Under Pressure To Lie In Interviews?

Written by Andrew Nicholas on Sep 09, 2015

It may come as a shock that 81 percent of people lie about themselves during a job interview. My previous article “Can you spot a lying job applicant?” generated a lot of discussion around the reasons why a candidate might feel the need to embellish or fabricate their CVs in order to secure a job, so in this article we’ll explore why so many people lie during the interview process.

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How To Use Social Media To Build A Talent Pipeline

Written by Andrew Nicholas on Mar 30, 2015

The Internet has made companies more transparent than ever. Social media lets customers see inside a business, and businesses now communicate in a personal yet public way on a daily basis. But the public face of businesses is not just shown to customers. Candidates form an opinion about how progressive companies are by looking at what you choose to share online, and nothing defines a brand’s personality more than its online presence.

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