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Developer Careers Guide 12: The call or meeting with the recruiter

By recworks on Friday, 2 January, 2015

Your CV’s been submitted to the recruitment agency. What happens now, and how can you maximize your chance of getting to interview? It would be rare for a recruitment agent to put your CV forward for a role without speaking to you first. Most recruiters will want to find out…

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Developer Careers Guide 11: The top 2% of CVs

By recworks on Sunday, 21 December, 2014

It’s worth repeating something mentioned earlier in this RecWorks Developer Careers Guide, as it is a crucial truth that many candidates ignore to the detriment of their chances of getting their perfect job: Having seen many examples of CVs that get a candidate interviewed and CVs that get a candidate…

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Developer Careers Guide 10: Supplementary Information

By recworks on Sunday, 14 December, 2014

The supplementary information you put into your CV covering education, interests and references may not make or break your job application, but you want to make sure you get the very best out of your CV. Here’s how you do that. Education Details about your education are important and must…

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Developer Careers Guide 9: Career History

By recworks on Sunday, 7 December, 2014

Your career history should be presented with the current/most recent company first, and then others in reverse chronological order. Present every company in the same font, size, and format. Include the company name, time period that you were employed and your job title. Beneath this you should include a very…

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Developer Careers Guide 8: Technical Skills

By recworks on Monday, 1 December, 2014

As a developer, it’s essential that your CV presents information about your technical skills in the right way.  Making a distinction between your ‘technology portfolio’ and your ‘ability’ as a programmer is crucial. ‘Ability’ is a term that describes who you are:  how you approach programming, what you value, your…

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