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10 Articles to Help You Land Your Dream Job

Learn what makes a strong CV, how to optimise your document for applicant tracking systems and how to effectively approach your job search with our top 10 career articles from 2019!

5 Things NOT to Put on a CV

Recruiter called? Need to edit your CV and send it off quickly? These five CV features are known to make recruiters cringe, so make sure to delete them before you hit submit!

Your CV should not be Instagramable

We recently came across an article in The Wall Street Journal titled “Résumés Are Starting to Look Like Instagram—and Sometimes Even Tinder.” It left us a bit, well, flabbergasted. We often get questions from our clients about the best CV format to use and wanted to share our insights on the topic.

Vice President Real Estate CV Sample [10 Reasons It Works]

Analyse this CV sample for a Vice President of Real Estate and Development Finance to see what makes it effective and to help you improve your own CV! Here are ten reasons why this candidate's CV is effective.

The Best Ways to Get a Job Offer [Research-Based]

We analyse 2019 recruiting and job application trends to understand which application methods help candidates land job offers. Is it more effective to apply for jobs online or to leverage recruiters? What percentage of candidates who apply online actually get hired?

ATS Keyword Optimisation Tips [Research Based]

We explain how applicant tracking systems (ATS) work and how to optimise your CV to beat ATS scans. A recent study shows that 98.8% of Fortune 500 companies use applicant tracking systems, so CV keyword optimisation is key when you're applying for jobs at large organisations.

What font should you use on your CV?

In this article, we discuss the best fonts to use on your CV. Because your CV is a personal marketing document, it’s worth taking a moment to reflect on what kind of impression the font you choose to use conveys. What does your font say about you?

Top 3 Ways to Nail a Skype Interview

These top 3 tips will help you nail your Skype interview! Skype interviews can save time for both candidates and companies, but if you have never had one before, they can also be a bit stressful. Hiring managers use Skype interviews in the early stages of the interview process or when a candidate isn't based locally.

Do I need to list job references on my CV?

The reference checking process can be quite nerve-wracking. In this post, we answer common questions we're asked about references to help put your mind at ease. Should you list employment references on your CV? What happens if you can't get a good reference?

Choosing a Top CV Writer

If you haven’t worked with a CV writer before, we know you might be hesitant to trust a third party with such a personal, important document. In this post, we address whether investing in writing services is worth it, how the process works and how to choose a qualified writer.

20 Questions To Help You Prepare For An Interview

Before walking into an interview, research the answers to these 20 questions to make sure you are adequately prepared. If you're serious about getting an offer, it's worth putting in the hours of intensive interview preparation to maximize your chances.

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About CV Pilots

About CV Pilots

CV Pilots is a London-based CV writing firm that works with driven, successful applicants at all stages of their careers.

Previous clients include finance and pharmaceutical CEOs, senior managers in top consulting firms and recent graduates working for Fortune 500 companies.