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Is social media helping or harming your job search?

Social recruiting uses social media profiles, blogs, and other internet sites to source and screen candidates. It’s fast becoming an attractively integrated HR and Marketing strategy that supports the recruitment process for businesses both large and small.

Although most employers use social resourcing to look for information that supports an applicant’s qualifications for the job, others look to identify and assess if the candidate has a professional online persona aligned with the company’s values. This involves searching for what other people are posting about the candidate across a variety of social media platforms and popular search engines.

Scotland Engineering & Tech Apprenticeship & Graduate Careers Fair 2018

Join ABCV Solutions Director, 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.

Hosted by EqualEngineers, come along to this lively event to find out about apprenticeships, placements, internships and graduate opportunities. Don’t forget to bring along your CV and drop in for a FREE CV Review.

Get your free tickets here

5 Ways to Celebrate International Update Your Resume/CV Month

September is International Update Your Resume Month! Most people don’t think about updating their resumes (or CVs as we like to call them here in the UK) until they find a suitable vacancy. But updating your CV doesn’t need to be a time consuming or painful experience.

Should You Upload Your CV to LinkedIn?

There’s no doubt that the tools for job hunters have improved over the last few years. Social media, with platforms like LinkedIn, are proving invaluable in helping careers grow across a wide range of professions.

The mistake that many job seekers make, however, is to simply upload their CV to sites such as LinkedIn – the truth is that this platform is a great marketing opportunity and you’ve got some prime advertising real-estate to play with.

Get it right, and it should draw potential employers to your profile and significantly increase your chance of getting that dream job.

Good Design Is Good Business

Why is good design, good business? This blog explores the top 5 reasons how a well-designed CV, presentation or social media presence can have a dramatic impact on your job search results.

6 Reasons Why a Good CV Really Matters

Writing a CV can be difficult. For some of us, it’s something that comes naturally. For others, it’s the kind of thing that sends a cold shiver down the spine. Whether it’s your English reticence for blowing your own trumpet or simply that you don’t have a creative way with words, the truth you need to understand is that your CV really does matter.

6 Easy Ways to Update Your LinkedIn Profile

No matter what stage you are in your career, having a strong LinkedIn profile can help you be discovered for new opportunities, so it is important it’s updated to reflect the current version of you.

Here are our top 6 tips on how to keep your LinkedIn profile fresh and engaging:

Celebrating Our 1000th Tweet!

Today, we celebrate our 1000th Tweet with – you guessed it – this blog post and a Tweet about it.

Since establishing ABCV Solutions in 2014, our main focus remains high quality, well-written CVs for clients across the engineering spectrum. We take pride in our ability to explore the unique skills, achievements as well as ambitions of each client to prepare meticulously correct, succinct and engaging CVs, LinkedIn profiles and cover letters.

But it doesn’t end there.

LinkedIn users can now request job referrals from their connections

Did you know that the best way to get your CV noticed and to land an interview is to have an employee of the company refer you?

LinkedIn users can now request job referrals from their connections.