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How to write a charity CV October 23rd 2012

I still spend a lot of time helping people to write their CVs.

If you Google CV writing tips you’ll find lots of advice and help, so let me give you one of the most important tips of all.

Whether you’re a charity social media manager, a director of communications, or you’re looking for your first charity job, as the saying goes – you never get a second chance to make a first impression. Your CV is your ‘shop window’, so you need to get it right.

It can be very helpful to get a third party view of your CV, but you should never hand over the responsibility of producing such an important document. Yes, you may end up with a CV that sounds like you could run the world, but beware. In these days of social media, online networking and easy access to a wealth of publicly available information, if you’re ‘economical with the truth’ you will be found out!

Your CV advertises your skills and experience, so it should show you in the best light, but there are effective ways to do this that also ensure that, like any advertisement, the information you include is still honest, decent, legal and truthful! Make sure you recognise yourself in your CV and remember to review it from time to time to reflect your career development.

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ethicaledge website launches October 7th 2011

I’m thrilled to announce that the new ethicaledge® digital charity recruitment website has launched at www.myethicaledge.co.uk.

I developed the ethicaledge® recruitment service to help connect digital and social media specialists with amazing charity jobs. I hope you will find the service useful if you’re looking for a charity communications job and you have some or all of the following experience:

  • Digital Marketing, Fundraising & Communications
  • Social Media
  • Web Design & Analytics
  • Online PR
  • Multi-media
  • SEO

You won’t find a jobs board on the ethicaledge communications recruitment website because I prefer to connect personally with prospective candidates. Jobs will appear from time to time on this blog, and on Twitter, Facebook and on the main charity jobs boards.

The feedback so far has been fantastic. I’ve had lots of great comments about the unique design, great illustrations and the fresh approach that’s unlike any other charity recruitment site. I worked with ethical website designer Anna Celeste Watson (who also designed this blog) and illustrator Stu Jones who have done a fantastic job bringing my vision to life. Thanks guys!

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