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15 ways to make your CV stand out!

It’s often reported that recruiters spend an average of six seconds reviewing a CV before they make the initial decision on candidates. That means you have to win them over fast.

Amelia Brooke, founder of ABCV Solutions, created an example of an excellent CV to show what works.

Top 7 tips for writing the perfect engineering CV

One of the most key elements of success in a job search is the CV and the engineering CV can often be one of the more difficult documents to develop. The CV is the job seeker’s primary marketing document that sells the product – the skills and experience of the engineer. To be effective, an engineering CV must grab the attention of the reader in a matter of seconds. A good engineering CV will extend that attention span to over a minute. Better yet, a successful CV will prompt the reader to contact the job seeker. In effect, the success of the job search revolves around the effectiveness of the first step – the CV.

Top 10 Emerging Skills for the C-Suite

Earlier this year the research and analytics company Gartner Talent Neuron analysed over 400 job postings for C-suite executives from 2015 to 2018 from locations around the world, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, the U.K. and the U.S. The analysis revealed the top 10 hard and soft skills based on the highest emerging demand for all C-level job titles. The data from the study shows that C-suite executives are increasingly expected to have technical skills such as advanced-tech knowledge in addition to cognitive and social soft skills.

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.