October’s MD Interviewed in The Drum – Think Outside the Job Box

Our Managing Director, Lucy Simpson was once again interviewed by The Drum. We were asked for our expert opinion on creative CVs and using social media during the job search. Here’s what she has to say: “If you’re targeting specific companies or more business orientated sectors, the traditional two-page CV…
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August 27, 2013 | Posted in: CV, Digital, Everything October, In the Press, Job Interviews, Personal Branding, Social Media | 0 Comments

Create a killer CV

Following our Digital Ammo: Supercharge your Career event, where we talked about CV, interview and online branding tips, we’ve collected our top CV tips below. Contact details: Of course you’re going to put your name, email and phone number at the top of your CV. But think about how easy…
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July 8, 2013 | Posted in: Career Advice, CV, Personal Branding | 0 Comments

Digital Ammo: Supercharge your Career

On Wednesday the 26th of June, something quite fabulous went down at October HQ. We got 13 awesome people together for an exclusive, informal, informative and fun evening. Our Senior Consultants, Lucy, Vanessa and Kiran revealed insider tips on creating an attention grabbing CV and how to nail the job interview….
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June 28, 2013 | Posted in: Career Advice, CV, Digital Ammo, Everything October | 0 Comments

Five amazingly creative CVs in digital

The CV – incredibly unexciting to write, but absolutely necessary in the search for a new job. In an industry where companies and teams are exceedingly cool and innovative game-changers, thinking ‘outside the paper’ may be the right way to get yourself seen as a winning candidate. Forget the traditional…
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January 30, 2013 | Posted in: CV | 2 Comments

Lying On Your CV Isn’t A Good Idea, Have A Look At These Executives Who’ve Been Busted For Lying On Their Resumes

Did you know former Yahoo! CEO Scott Thompson lied on his CV causing him to step down from his position from the board of enterprise data company Splunk after being internationally shamed back in May this year? While his resume boasts 1978 degrees in both accounting and computer science from…
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November 8, 2012 | Posted in: Career Advice, CV, Job Interviews | 1 Comment

Question: “How to explain a big gap on my CV?”

The market is competitive at the moment. If you’ve read the news in recent months, the fight for good jobs and equally good talent is on. If you want to make your resume as appealing as possible to prospective employers. Most employers are looking for great talent to fill in…
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July 19, 2012 | Posted in: Career Advice, CV, Job Interviews | 1 Comment

The Quest For The Perfect Job

What do you do when you look for a new job? Do you speak to every recruiter in sight, scan job boards looking for the perfect role or send emails to every single position you can think of. Does it matter to have the right CV or not? What about…
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June 25, 2012 | Posted in: Career Advice, CV, Infographics | 0 Comments

What Not to Write on Your CV [Picture]

Your CV  provides an overview of your experience and other qualifications. In some countries, a CV is typically the first item that a potential employer encounters regarding the job seeker and is typically used to screen applicants (people who apply for job online), often followed by an interview, when seeking employment. Some people like to…
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February 9, 2012 | Posted in: CV | 0 Comments

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