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National Careers Services clocks up numbers of improved CVs

30 September 2013

The National Careers Service recently began their 'CV o' Clock' campaign on 9th September to help the unemployed create or improve their CVs and get back into work.

Customers are able to 'check in' to the service every Monday between 1 and 2pm; this can be done via Twitter, Facebook or the National Careers Service website. Customers can post queries which will be directly answered by a qualified adviser and shared amongst other users for information.

Many find the prospect of creating a CV a daunting task and are unsure of the first step . The new service enables customers to share ideas and provide mutual support, as well as receive professional advice online.

Trudy Nieto a National Careers Service adviser from Prospects was part of the CV o' Clock launch and was invited by 16 radio stations across the country to inform listeners of the new service and its benefits. She was also able to provide helpful tips on how to develop a successful CV, and common mistakes to avoid.

Trudy was pleased with the outcome of the launch, commenting, "Today went very well; the radio presenters were extremely positive and I was able to provide lots of information about CVs and the support the National Careers Service offers. It is essential to have a CV that successfully highlights your skills and experience, and many of our customers find this difficult to do alone. Hopefully we can help them develop the confidence to do so through the new CV o' Clock service."

Joe Billington, Director of the National Careers Service, said, "A CV is an applicant's shop window and it's vital that people spend at least an hour a week keeping their CV up-to-date and tailoring it for each application. With the right advice and support, anyone can turn their CV from a careers void into a careers victory."

For more information about CV O'clock visit the National Careers Service website

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