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Scottish Borders Business Excellence Awards

We are extremely excited to be selected as a finalist in this year’s Scottish Borders Business Excellence Awards! We are one of only four businesses to reach the finals within the category of Micro Business of Year.

Eight Reasons Why Recruiters Aren’t Calling You

Hiring professionals, like recruiters and HR Managers, take a lot of calls every day. Aside from just being busy people, here are the top eight reasons why they won’t call you – no matter how suitable you feel you may be for one of their advertised vacancies.

2019 Edinburgh Engineering & Technology Careers Fair

Join ABCV Solutions’ Founder, Amelia Brooke and other inspiring engineering and technology employers who will share their insights on what it is like to work for them and what you can expect from pursuing a career in engineering.

How to Make Your Tech CV Really Stand Out

Earlier this year, an analysis by jobs board Indeed revealed six of the ten jobs with the highest proportion of hard-to-fill vacancies are in the tech and systems sector.

The analysis revealed that software engineers, software architects, front-end developers, system engineers, software test engineers and full-stack developers all had high percentages of lengthy vacancies in the past year. But even so, competition is fierce and to win over one of these positions, you need to stand out.

Is it Time to Clean up Your Social Media Presence?

Today’s recruiters and hiring managers are looking at the total picture when assessing candidates to fill their vacant job roles. While a CV may present the best version of you that you want a potential employer to see, they can find out a lot more about you from your social media presence.

How to Quantify Your Accomplishments on a CV

No longer are CVs merely a listing of jobs and duties. The most impactful CVs describe your experience with an eye toward its scope, tasks, action and results. The best way to do this is to include high-quality accomplishments which are quantifiable and measurable.

5 Tips for Writing a Career Change CV

With the UK unemployment rate currently at its lowest level since November 1974, it seems that every day brings new articles demonstrating how employers are enticing the best talent money can buy to join and stay with their organisation. However, research from first direct shows that 47 per cent of Britons are unsatisfied with their careers and describe their work life as “unfulfilling”. Not only are almost half of UK staff people unhappy with their jobs but they are hoping to change careers completely.

LinkedIn’s Latest Feature: Recommended Matches

Did you know LinkedIn is currently testing a new feature called “Recommended Matches” to help employers find the ideal candidates to fill their vacancies?

Improve Your Prospects with LinkedIn Recommendations

I often get asked the question “What is the best way to ask for a LinkedIn recommendation?” But before I answer that, I want to explain the benefits you will gain from requesting and displaying recommendations on LinkedIn.