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Always an elephant nearby

By The CV Branch | 26th June 2017

The CV Branch doesn’t believe that everything should always be about business. But, in homage to my love of languages, I still want to discuss a language of sorts. So here are a few predicaments that elephants find themselves in in English… I love the way that we use objects/animals to describe human situations, albeit …

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Client service: how and why

By The CV Branch | 9th February 2017

There’s no use denying it, we all have clients in some form or another. I’ve worked with clients for almost my entire career. And I think that it could be both a joy and a trouble. You work with people, and people can be contrary, difficult, or delightful. I choose to believe that they are …

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What does your CV say about you?

By The CV Branch | 10th January 2017

  I think that the obvious answer to this question is that ‘you are remarkable’. But unfortunately, this is not enough. Your CV should explain to a prospective employer exactly why you are so remarkable.  (Our professional CV writing service will achieve that for you.)   1.  Confidence Are you? Confident? ‘Confidence is the first …

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From 2016 to 2017

By The CV Branch | 31st December 2016

The CV Branch has had its best year since its conception. A profound thank you to my fabulous clients; for working with me and trusting me with your documents. I understand so well that the service I offer symbolizes hope. Thank you for all the kind words I’ve received and for telling your friends about …

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Do you use very, very often?

By The CV Branch | 11th November 2016

Did you know that the word ‘very’ is an almost meaningless adjective and/or adverb?   ‘Very’ is the most useless word in the English language and can always come out. More than useless, it is treacherous because it invariably weakens what it is intended to strengthen.’ – Florence King (an American novelist)   There is …

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7 Steps to a grand LinkedIn profile

By The CV Branch | 13th October 2016

You probably know that a great LinkedIn profile is invaluable; whether you are searching for employment, candidates, or to establish a professional network. But perhaps you don’t know the etiquette and interaction behaviour for LinkedIn. For instance, you should try to accept (or reject) requests to connect as soon as possible; good manners are applicable everywhere. …

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6 Questions to ask your CV writer

By The CV Branch | 11th October 2016

The CV writing industry is competitive. Choosing a professional CV writer with whom you feel comfortable with can be a daunting task. I have compiled a list of questions you may want to ask a CV writer. Needless to say, I have answered these questions in my personal capacity as the owner of The CV …

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4 frustrations when establishing your own business

By The CV Branch | 24th September 2016

Remember I wrote the article on how not to let your mind explode while establishing your own company? I mentioned that it was to be a four-part series. As promised, this one deals with the frustrations I’ve encountered and often still do.   1.  Websites and Web developers I believe that I can relieve a …

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A proud editor in Richmond

By The CV Branch | 23rd September 2016

My friend and I embarked on a road trip down to Richmond, reminiscent of Thelma and Louise. But to my chagrin and despair, Brad Pitt didn’t make an appearance. (I’m sure that the ladies will understand the depth of my disappointment.) Although, I have met a few fine gentlemen.   Bloemfontein We drove to Richmond via …

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To hyphen or not to hyphen

By The CV Branch | 14th September 2016

A hyphen (-) is that little horizontal line between words. In a quick nutshell, its primary uses are to join two words in order to show that they are grammatically linked or have a combined meaning, and to indicate the division of a word at the end of a line. But this article is about …

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