Job Search Blog

August 7, 2020

Our Free Resume Guide Featuring Amazing Tips and Examples

This Free Resume Guide is filled with amazing tips, examples and important Information you need to know before building your resume or CV.

James Clift

August 5, 2020

How to create an online portfolio

Quality, not Quantity for your Online Portfolio. Recruiters quickly scan your portfolio so make sure you stand out with these tips and tricks.

James Clift

July 31, 2020

Adaptive Skills: What are they, and how can I showcase them on my resume?

Adaptability in the workplace is an important part of a successful career.

Ben Temple

July 24, 2020

How to Beat an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) with a 100% Pass Rate

Learn how your resume can beat any applicant tracking system (ATS) with some key phrases and good organizational techniques.

Ben Temple

July 21, 2020

How to Create a Resume Start-ups Love

The best tips for writing a great resume for applying to a start-up

Robert Gibb

July 17, 2020

Email & Cover Letter Examples To Pair with Resumes & CVs - 2020 Edition

Learn how to write the perfect cover letter for your job application or internship with our resume, email and cv cover letter examples. Updated for 2020.

Ben Temple

July 15, 2020

So You Got Promoted: 4 tips to list multiple positions at the same company on a resume

Many people have several different jobs at the same company over the course of their career. Here's how to display that information on your resume.

Ben Temple

July 10, 2020

Let’s Get Technical: How to list technical skills on your resume (with examples)

Your technical skills are an important part of what makes you a great candidate. Here's how you should display your technical skills on your resume.

Ben Temple

July 8, 2020

How to get a job in America

Six important tips for getting a job in America

James Clift

July 3, 2020

How to Get a Better Job - The Ultimate Guide to Get your Dream Job

A systematic approach to getting everything you want in your career

James Clift

July 1, 2020

How to display your education on your resume

Your education is an important part of your career development. Make sure your resume gives it the prominence it deserves.

Ben Temple

June 26, 2020

Best CV Photo Advice and Tips: To Add or Not to Add?

Best CV Photo Advice and Tips: Should your CV have a photo?

Ben Temple

June 25, 2020

So You've Been Fired: How to land a new job after the worst case scenario

Your career isn't over just because you've been laid off. With hard work and the right strategy you will be back to work in no time.

Ben Temple

June 18, 2020

10 questions you NEED to ask at your next job interview

Having the right answers is an important part of a successful job interview, but having the right questions is important too. Make sure you know what you're going to ask your employer before your next interview.

Ben Temple

June 16, 2020

What to include in a CV - an international guide

A guide to what personal information to include in your CV, no matter where you are applying for a job.

Ben Temple

June 12, 2020

How to write an interview follow-up email

The interview may be over, but you can still keep making a good impression. Following up after your interview with a simple thank-you note may be just the personal touch your candidacy needs.

James Clift

June 9, 2020

How long should my resume be?

Your resume should be short enough to hold employers' attention, but long enough to highlight all of your important skills. Finding the right balance can be tricky.

Ben Temple

June 2, 2020

How to write a letter of intent (hint: it’s not the same as a cover letter)

What is a letter of intent and why would I write one? Read our guide to writing a letter of intent with tips and an example letter.

Ben Temple

May 13, 2020

How to write a resume to land that remote job

When you are applying for a remote role, your resume needs to show that you are a great worker both in and out of the office.

Ben Temple

May 6, 2020

4 strategies for staying productive when working from home

Staying on task requires special attention when you don't have a manager looking over your shoulder.

Ben Temple

May 1, 2020

5 skills you need to develop to work from home successfully

Working from home requires certain skills that you don't necessarily learn when working in an office.

Ben Temple

April 21, 2020

Top 11 tips for acing your video interview in 2020

As more and more of the job interview process moves online, it is important to learn how to give a great video interview.

Ben Temple

April 14, 2020

Top 10 work-from-home careers in 2020

Remote jobs are on the rise, and there has never been a better time to start working from home.

Ben Temple

April 8, 2020

Top 10 online learning platforms in 2020

Amid layoffs and self-isolation, many people are using 2020 to learn new skills from home.

Ben Temple

April 3, 2020

Upskill from home in 2020 without breaking the bank

Learning new skills from home has never been easier.

Ben Temple

March 26, 2020

We're making VisualCV free for anyone impacted by COVID-19

We're giving away VisualCV Pro for free to anyone impacted by corona virus. Try the VisualCV resume builder free and land your next opportunity.

James Clift

March 6, 2020

How to ask for a letter of recommendation

Many job-seekers find asking for a letter of recommendation nerve-wracking. With these tips you can overcome your nerves and get that letter.

Ben Temple

February 19, 2020

How to negotiate a higher salary

Don't settle for a lower salary than you deserve.

Ben Temple

January 22, 2020

The two-column resume template

What is a two-column resume and why should I use it?

Ben Temple

January 15, 2020

What Is A Functional Resume?

The functional resume format is used by career-changers and recent grads alike.

James Clift

January 6, 2020

Listing Achievements on Your Resume (With Examples)

A great resume features your achievements.

Ben Temple

November 20, 2019

What is the best font for a resume?

Your font says something about you.

James Clift

November 14, 2019

How to Write A One-Page Resume That Will Get You to The Interview

Fitting all of your skills and work experience onto a single page is tough, but with these simple tips your one-page resume will be ready in no time.

James Clift

November 6, 2019

6 resume strategies that will get you hired

These six tips will have you interviewing for your dream job in no time

Raghav Haran

October 28, 2019

How to Write A Job Acceptance Letter

Accepting a job offer is exciting, but don't let your excitement get the better of you. A polite and respectful acceptance is an important part of starting your job off on the right foot.

James Clift

October 17, 2019

14 Phone Interview Tips That Will Land You A Second Interview

With these 14 tips you'll be ready to ace your next phone interview.

Ben Temple

October 4, 2019

How to List References on a Resume

Providing references is an important part of the job search process, but when and how to give them to employers is not always clear. In this post, we show you the best ways to show your employer your references.

James Clift

October 2, 2019

A Checklist for Writing the Perfect Resume

Don't leave anything important off your resume. Use this checklist to make sure your resume has everything it needs.

James Clift

April 3, 2019

Soft Skills Explained: What They Are and How They Help You Succeed in the Workplace

When it comes to building the best possible career, soft skills are just as important as hard skills. Developing a robust set of soft skills is integral to your career journey.

James Clift

April 2, 2019

‘Thank You’ Letters After Your Job Interview: What You Need to Know About Post-Interview Etiquette

Following up after your job interview with a thank-you letter is a great way to show that you are enthusiastic about the job.

James Clift

March 27, 2019

6 Easy Ways You Can Improve Your Resume in 10 Minutes or Less

It's natural to feel stuck in your job search when interview requests have slowed down to a trickle or stopped completely. If your resume isn't getting any traction, use these resume writing and formatting tips and see just how fast hiring managers and recruiters take notice.

James Clift

March 20, 2019

How to navigate a career change at 30

This guide will prepare you to change careers past 30. It's never too late for a great career!

Raghav Haran

March 15, 2019

19 Action Verbs That Convey Leadership & Responsibility

Read our free guide to the best action words to use on your resume.

James Clift

March 7, 2019

Highly Effective Resume Objective Examples | Visual CV

Examples of The Most Effective Resume Objectives

James Clift

February 25, 2019

How to Write a Resume in 2019

Having the knowledge to write a resume is one of the most important career skills you could have in 2019.

Raghav Haran

August 17, 2017

Creating a cover letter with VisualCV

Introducing VisualCV's latest feature - cover letter customization.

Ben Temple

August 14, 2017

Customize your font in VisualCV

Introducing VisualCV's latest feature - font customization

Ben Temple

May 24, 2017

Introducing 'PDF only' VisualCVs

A new privacy option for your VisualCV.

Ben Temple

April 25, 2017

VisualCV Mobile 2.0

The latest update to the VisualCV mobile apps on Android and IOS.

James Clift

February 24, 2017

Ben's Tips: How to add a table to VisualCV

Learn how you can add a table to VisualCV

Ben Temple

February 23, 2017

5 Tools to Research Your Prospective Employer in Under 30 Minutes

Research and preparation are integral parts of any job search. Here are some excellent tools for learning about potential employers with as little fuss as possible.

Mark Walker

February 22, 2017

Ben’s Tips: Showing your Skills in VisualCV

How to display your skills in your VisualCV resume.

Ben Temple

February 16, 2017

Using Color on Your Resume: 5 Design Tips to Get You Noticed

With these design tips and advice, you can use color to give hiring managers a great first impression of your professional work experience.

Ben Temple

February 8, 2017

Ben’s Tips: How to change your VisualCV URL

Ben’s Tips

Ben Temple

February 1, 2017

Ben's Tips: How to lower the page count of your VisualCV

Ben's Tips

Ben Temple

January 26, 2017

Ben's Tips: Should I export my VisualCV as a PDF or a Word Document?

Which file format should I use when downloading my VisualCV?

Ben Temple

January 18, 2017

Ben's Tips: How to make copies of your resume

Don't rely on a single resume for every application - make copies of your resume to customize for each position.

Ben Temple

January 10, 2017

Ben's Tips: Using the keyboard shortcuts you already know

Ben's Tips

Ben Temple

December 8, 2016

How to write work experience that makes your resume stand out

No matter how impressive your experience is, presenting your work history in a way that is compelling and draws the attention of recruiters can be difficult.

Ben Temple

November 11, 2015

How to write a perfect freelance resume

We live in a world where working as a freelancer is easier than ever. An Internet connection alone makes it possible for an artist to land a gig designing a logo for a company on the other side of the planet or a writer producing marketing copy from a coffee shop.

James Clift

October 7, 2015

The 6-second resume screen and beyond — how to guarantee you will get the job

James Clift

April 9, 2015

10 inspiring resume designs to get you hired

James Clift

March 19, 2015

The 5 biggest mistakes students make on their resumes

Don't make these common student resume mistakes when applying for a job.

James Clift

September 15, 2014

How to ask for a job introduction

How to ask for a job introduction

James Clift

September 15, 2014

5 Virtual Resume Samples to Inspire your VisualCV

Having a virtual version of your resume is necessary for any job hunt. It is a living online document that you can add much more to than a traditional resume and always keep updated to differentiate you from the competition.

James Clift

September 11, 2014

5 visual resume examples that will blow your mind

Standing out in a competitive job market is tough – it takes creativity and hustle. One way job seekers are stepping above the competition is by creating visual resumes to market themselves. Here are five of the best visual resume examples we’ve found.

James Clift

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