In This Issue
HOWND products now available at Pets At Home
Pets at Home commits to paying young workers the national living wage as it posts a rise in first-half profits
Secrets of an award-winning sales rep
Natures Menu's ambitious export plan pays dividends
Major pet companies book their stands at PATS Sandown
Sourcing innovative products pays off for AmPet
PIF hails its ‘Meet the Buyers’ event as a great success
Santa Paws provides festive fun for Tamworth pets
Six 'miracle' pets up for national prize
Kinder Cat Litter launched to independent retailer market
Formula One giant set to buy American firm Petco
How to compile a professional CV, from a recruitment expert
Cornwall charity to build new home for abused marmosets
Specialist pet food firm goes quackers
The hippest celebration at London Vet Show
Accapi secure new appointment for outdoor market
China to build world’s biggest ‘cloning factory’ to mass-produce pet dogs
Allowing pets in bedroom at night is good for sleep
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How to compile a professional CV, from a recruitment expert

Pet Trade Solutions founder Lynda Ward says that job candidates need to ensure their CVs are short, sweet and succinct.

Lynda, who utilises her 30 years’ experience in the trade for dedicated recruitment and marketing solutions, says: “Whilst it’s understandable that people want to include as much information as possible, pages and pages of material are quite simply a turn-off to staff-seekers.

"In today’s fast-paced world a shop window needs to grab the attention of passers-by...and that’s exactly what a CV should do - grab attention and display its ‘wares’ attractively in an easy to assimilate way.” 

Lynda’s top tips:

  • Keep the CV to two pages
  • Tailor it specifically to the role applied for
  • List achievements as bullet-points
  • Elaborate most on the responsibilities of relevant roles

She concludes with this top tip: “Take a leaf from EU and USA candidates and include a good head and shoulders photo – they do so as a matter of course.”

Lynda is always happy to personally advise on any aspects of recruitment and marketing strategy and can be contacted on 07946 743784 or at

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