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Matt Craven

Matt is the Founder of The CV & Interview Advisors and Incredibly Linked. He is considered to be a thought-leader in Personal Branding and is regularly engaged as a public speaker to deliver advice and guidance to global audiences on all things related to CV authoring, career advancement, LinkedIn, personal branding and thought leadership.

Matt started his career in sales and operations roles in the vehicle hire sector, moving into recruitment in 1999 and doing everything from junior contract recruitment through to senior level search. Matt subsequently headed-up several teams, operating at Senior Manager level.

In 2006, Matt took the plunge and set-up The CV & Interview Advisors which he has grown into a market-leading business with a global client base and partnerships with some of the UK and World's most illustrious associations and institutes.

As well as running multiple businesses, Matt spends his time researching and developing The CV & Interview Advisors and Incredibly Linked's intellectual property e.g. copywriting and coaching methodologies.

Author Content

Leaving just one part of your profile less than ‘dope’ could be what loses you that dream IT contract.

From client prospecting to proposal creation, there’s nothing artificial about the heavy lifting ChatGPT can do for your company if it’s used intelligently.

The AI darling of the moment is sweet for IT contractors in a rush, who can’t spell and need the bare essentials. But for true professionals? It’s a bit sour.

In the battle of Man versus AI, one contract work-winning expert is having quite the ding-dong with ChatGPT.

26th June, 2023 | CV Guides

The key things successful contractors do -- to not have to rely on agencies for the next opportunity.

13th June, 2023 | Successful Contracting

‘My CV is awesome.’ And other statements you tell yourself that prove it’s time to reach out.

24th April, 2023 | CV Guides

Top tips for a contractor returnee wondering if £999 is a bit steep for a CV refresh.

19th April, 2023 | CV Guides

Industry experts provide a template & checklist to ensure your CV makes the grade.

31st March, 2023 | CV Guides

Biz dev specialists (and other contractors) are welcome at my March 7th masterclass on putting LinkedIn Sales Navigator to work for your company.

Work-winning expert Matt Craven reveals what will get your contractor CV binned in 2023. 

14th December, 2022 | CV Guides

A cautionary tale for contractors about lack of focus – on a CV; on your business, on your status.

If the reports are right, contractors aren’t alone in not finding branding oneself easy. So, our new PM is already setting an example.

Work-winning expert Matt Craven disappoints a contractor hoping their LinkedIn profile can do all the talking.

18th August, 2022 | CV Guides

Right and wrong doesn’t really exist on a platform seeing itself as social. But there is a sweet spot.

A yardstick for how well you’re performing is the business network's latest offering. And it’s well worthwhile.

5th July, 2022 | Successful Contracting

‘Your numerous promotions yesteryear won’t count for much in the contractor market, even if you are a 30-year tech veteran.’

22nd April, 2022 | CV Guides

Agents only care about one thing -- so get tailoring just like any other bidding, pitching, tendering business.

13th April, 2022 | CV Guides

Just like vintage Stella, you need to be ‘Reassuringly Expensive’ to command top whack.

16th February, 2022 | Successful Contracting

A pep talk worth reading for any contractor reluctant to label themselves as what they probably already are.

11th February, 2022 | Successful Contracting

Being asked to write about your skill or specialism is a sign your agency is ahead of the game.

27th January, 2022 | Guide To Agencies

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