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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

If your reach, reposts and follower growth are all down fear not, it’s not ‘Likes’ you want; it’s engagement.

18th June, 2024 | Successful Contracting

'It’s the way I tell ’em.' Make sure the stories you tell about your contracting biz are memorable for the right reasons.

13th June, 2024 | Successful Contracting

Top 5 tried and tested techniques to combat overreliance on recruiters.

20th May, 2024 | Limited Companies

Been benched for three months? Then our award-winning CV and LinkedIn profile-writing service could be yours, totally free of charge.

Winning work expert Matt Craven shares his new quick and dirty tips -- and previews a secret offer for ContractorUK readers not feeling very Warren Buffet.

Thinking ‘I’ve Got This’ is too often a sign you’re a bad interviewee -- way before the interview has even started.

Resolved: whether limited company contractors should call themselves ‘CEO,’ ‘MD’ on their CV, or just stick to a ‘functional’ tech title.

Avoid these CV clangers, and you’ll start next year better off than a fair few of your contractor rivals.

19th December, 2023 | CV Guides

Two pages; three pages; how about four pages? For some job-seekers in 2024, CV length won’t even matter.

14th December, 2023 | CV Guides

As a contractor seeking new opportunities in the current, competitive jobs market, having an up-to-date CV that really sells your capabilities and achievements is absolutely essential.

6th November, 2023 | CV Guides

Making yourself visible to ‘hidden’ contractor opportunities is the way to go when the open market falters.

Leap up the professional network’s rankings, increase your profile visits and even land work, just by doing the following four.

27th September, 2023 | Jobs Guides

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