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The latest news about CV writing, LinkedIn profiles, recruitment updates and our own news.

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.

Optimise Your LinkedIn Profile with Keywords

Your LinkedIn profile is key to promoting your professional credentials online and relies heavily on search results to drive people to your information.

It’s a great idea to invest some time in optimising your LinkedIn profile because many companies use a tool called LinkedIn Talent Solutions to search for candidates via keywords, location, industry and a number of other parametres.

To stand out from the millions of other LinkedIn profiles, you’ll want to make sure you’re maximising your relevant keywords.

Getting ready for the GDPR

In May 2018, the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) changes will be coming into force. The intent of GDPR is to bring together and update existing data protection regulations within the EU, ensuring they reflect how companies now engage with data.

Whether you’re a candidate, a recruiter or a business here are the 3 things you must know about the GDPR introduction in May 2018:

Let’s work on improving your job prospects in 2018

The start of the year is a great time to set goals for the year ahead. We’re almost at the end of January so let’s focus on getting on top of your ‘to-do’ lists and work on improving your job prospects.