Articles by Phillip Khan-Panni

Almost everyone I have spoken to with experience of recruitment has described with a sneer the really appalling CVs they have received. These people can generally do no better, believe me because I've seen their own efforts—but there is some truth to the rumours and it is the case that [...]
Fri, Aug 05, 2016 4:29:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Almost everyone I have spoken to with experience of recruitment has described with a sneer the really appalling CVs they have received. These people can generally do no better, believe me because I've seen their own efforts—but there is some truth to the rumours and it is the case that [...]
Fri, Aug 05, 2016 4:29:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Areas covered in this article: The mechanics of producing a decent CV The thought process behind a good CV I want to simplify the subject by keeping away from jargon and concentrating on what a CV is actually for. When I started writing CVs for a living we were just moving from the age [...]
Tue, Jul 05, 2016 4:31:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Areas covered in this article: The mechanics of producing a decent CV The thought process behind a good CV I want to simplify the subject by keeping away from jargon and concentrating on what a CV is actually for. When I started writing CVs for a living we were just moving from the age [...]
Tue, Jul 05, 2016 4:31:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Areas covered in this article: What MUST appear in your CV All the various design options I shall concentrate here on bringing common sense and my huge experience of writing over 4000 CVs to cut through all the myths surrounding what a CV should be. Over the last 10 years people have become confused [...]
Sun, Jun 12, 2016 7:39:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Areas covered in this article: What MUST appear in your CV All the various design options I shall concentrate here on bringing common sense and my huge experience of writing over 4000 CVs to cut through all the myths surrounding what a CV should be. Over the last 10 years people have become confused [...]
Sun, Jun 12, 2016 7:39:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
I was talking to a Sales consultant recently, and he was asking me about my special skills. It's a conversation I have had before, when I was exploring the skills of a friend or colleague. Now the boot was on the other foot. At some point I said, “I don't know [...]
Wed, Jan 21, 2015 7:04:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Some years ago, I had an office in central London. One lunchtime I was walking down the street when I came face to face with the famous head of a TV Channel. He made eye contact and looked, for a split second, like he wanted to speak. For some reason I [...]
Tue, Sep 09, 2014 9:23:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
I was working on a major newspaper that was in a state of transition. Building up my team, I recruited a young man from Pakistan, in his early 20s. His background made him respectful towards the ‘old guard', especially his elders, including one of the middle managers who were on [...]
Fri, Sep 05, 2014 4:20:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
I was looking for the business card of a contact I made recently in India, when I realised I had the cards of many people I had totally forgotten. It made me wonder if others were thinking the same about my cards. I am fairly selective about the cards I seek [...]
Tue, Aug 12, 2014 2:59:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
I came across an apparently random 14-digit number which turned out to be quite interesting: 65359477124183. If you multiply it by 17, you get 1111111111111111. If you are one of those people whose minds close down when face with numbers, please stay with me because it gets even more fascinating. Let's multiply the [...]
Fri, Aug 01, 2014 12:17:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
I received a marketing email today from an expert in direct marketing, in which he wrote about sorting out the dead ducks from those who are really interested. He referred to the Reader's Digest Yes and No reply envelopes. He called it the Yes/No option, implied that it was how to sort [...]
Mon, Jun 09, 2014 3:31:00 PM, Continue reading at the source