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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

‘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

And how to avoid being remembered as the goofy techie who was a rabbit in the headlights.

11th December, 2020 | CV Guides

What you should do (in the current climate), is only go forward in week one -- and that's assuming you tick every box.

1st December, 2020 | CV Guides

Tweak your settings to avoid the stigma of being too keen a bean.

21st October, 2020 | Guide to Contracts

Top tips for techies thinking of following suit now covid’s brought back the comfy pullover.

12th October, 2020 | Coronavirus

Must-dos (and don’ts) for bypassing agencies, whether you’re recommending or being recommended.

7th October, 2020 | CV Guides

CV expert Matt Craven has some ‘no-nonsense’ advice to help put your rivals in their place.

24th August, 2020 | CV Guides