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IT applicants need to get their CVs right

Research shows 74% of IT job seekers are confident they represent themselves better in person than on paper, while 23% of IT job seekers admit to getting someone else to write their CV for them. . . . → Read More: IT applicants need to get their CVs right

How not to complete your CV

Almost a third (32%) of 194 UK employers surveyed claimed they spend one minute or less reviewing a CV, while 14% per cent spend 30 seconds or less . . . → Read More: How not to complete your CV

Candidates lie on their CVs

According to background screening company PeopleChecking, part of NorthgateArinso candidates lie most on their CV about degree-level educational qualifications. . . . → Read More: Candidates lie on their CVs

Ideas on recruitment practice

How many applicants does an employer need to interview before being able to decide to offer a job? We know from research that the UK Civil Service has 100 applicants for a “Fast Stream” role for every job offer. . . . → Read More: Ideas on recruitment practice

Proctor & Gamble goes virtual

Proctor & Gamble is developing digital recruitment techniques as graduates make more use of digital space for their job search . . . → Read More: Proctor & Gamble goes virtual

Honesty on your CV is the best policy

Hasan Tahsin, former head of estates and capital projects at Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust, made fraudulent claims about his qualifications and memberships of professional bodies . . . → Read More: Honesty on your CV is the best policy

Weeding out ‘unsuitable’ teaching applicants

In a global first for England the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA) has announced that by 2012 all applicants for University teacher training courses will undergo psychometric assessment. . . . → Read More: Weeding out ‘unsuitable’ teaching applicants

‘barely literate’ graduates

At Kimberly-Clark, their UK recruitment adviser, Will Corder said that the company had been able to recruit only eight graduate trainees, fewer than in previous years. One candidate, when asked how he or she had developed leadership skills, answered: “At church Im [sic] in charge of some organisation”. . . . → Read More: ‘barely literate’ graduates