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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

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

Know these three CV and LinkedIn must-dos for a fruitful 12 months’ contracting.

5th January, 2022 | CV Guides

Where software places you is poles apart from outside IR35. Fortunately, there’s a halfway house.

1st December, 2021 | CV Guides

Filtered or unfiltered? Being authentic is good. Being in sync with your target audience is better.

26th November, 2021 | Successful Contracting

Should contractors tailor a CV for ATS? Find out how on December 1st.

22nd November, 2021 | CV Guides

Ahead of an important webinar for ContractorUK readers, Matt Craven concedes that LinkedIn is inescapable.

20th October, 2021 | CV Guides

More than 60% of contractors are already benefiting from ‘brand value/reputation.’ Isn’t it time you prepared for Autumn too?

Different roles require different approaches – and different documents, from your ‘off-payroll-ready’ portfolio.

Ahead of today’s IR35-themed CV webinar, work-winning expert Matt Craven reveals why you’re coming up short.

10th May, 2021 | CV Guides

How to give your CV every chance of getting you an outside IR35 determination.

4th May, 2021 | CV Guides

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