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March 26th, 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 6th, 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 19th, 2020

How to negotiate a higher salary

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

Ben Temple

January 22nd, 2020

The two-column resume template

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

Ben Temple

January 15th, 2020

What Is A Functional Resume?

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

James Clift

January 6th, 2020

Listing Achievements on Your Resume (With Examples)

A great resume features your achievements.

Ben Temple

November 20th, 2019

Does Resume Font Size and Style Matter?

Your font says something about you.

James Clift

November 14th, 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 6th, 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 28th, 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 17th, 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 4th, 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 2nd, 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 3rd, 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 2nd, 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 27th, 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 20th, 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 15th, 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 7th, 2019

Highly Effective Resume Objective Examples | Visual CV

Examples of The Most Effective Resume Objectives

James Clift

February 25th, 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 17th, 2017

Creating a cover letter with VisualCV

Introducing VisualCV's latest feature - cover letter customization.

Ben Temple

August 14th, 2017

Customize your font in VisualCV

Introducing VisualCV's latest feature - font customization

Ben Temple

May 24th, 2017

Introducing 'PDF only' VisualCVs

A new privacy option for your VisualCV.

Ben Temple

April 25th, 2017

VisualCV Mobile 2.0

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

James Clift

February 24th, 2017

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

Learn how you can add a table to VisualCV

Ben Temple

February 23rd, 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 22nd, 2017

Ben’s Tips: Showing your Skills in VisualCV

How to display your skills in your VisualCV resume.

Ben Temple

February 16th, 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 8th, 2017

Ben’s Tips: How to change your VisualCV URL

Ben’s Tips

Ben Temple

February 1st, 2017

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

Ben's Tips

Ben Temple

January 26th, 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 18th, 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 10th, 2017

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

Ben's Tips

Ben Temple

December 8th, 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 11th, 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 7th, 2015

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

James Clift

April 9th, 2015

10 inspiring resume designs to get you hired

James Clift

March 19th, 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 15th, 2014

How to ask for a job introduction

How to ask for a job introduction

James Clift

September 15th, 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 11th, 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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