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Graphic CVs: The Dos and Don’ts

A CV with all the bells and whistles; fancy infographic-like resumes that are all the latest rage. Graphic CV’s are showing up much more frequently than ever before, because of the amount of encouragement to create them. “It’s a way to show you personality!” they say, but as time goes by, people seem to focus more on the look over the actual content. Here are common elements of graphic CV’s which we see too often, that should be reconsidered when you’re in the process of writing a CV. Disclaimer: If you’re applying for a job in graphic design, gaming, anything which requires extensive knowledge in photoshop or visual graphics- by all means, go all out!

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Are you and a company a good match?

There is no set formula to finding the perfect company to work for; as individuals, we all have different values, ambitions, ideas- just like every business. Before making a decision that will effect your day to day life for the coming years, you will need to invest time in researching a company to determine compatibility. If you have doubts or want to know more, here are some sources to find what you need to know.

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Reasons why your CV was rejected

After a little prayer, you click apply. Congratulations! Your application has been sent into the clouds of hundreds of job seeking hopeful like yourself, hoping for an email or call back. But days and maybe even weeks go by, and you haven’t heard anything.  We wanted to share a few reasons why your CV might not have made the cut.

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Ghosting Candidates: A spooky phenomenon

With Halloween coming up, we want to address one of the spookiest situations every recruiter faces: Ghosting candidates. *Insert thunder and lightning scene here* This happens to us every now and then, and it’s something which you, yes you reading this considering to apply for that role in Amsterdam, must promise never to do!

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