ICAEW.com works better with JavaScript enabled.

CVs and interview skills

If you're looking for a new job, or need to brush up your interview skills, we have a range of books, articles and guides to help you succeed.

What's on this page?

  • eBooks
  • Online articles
  • Company and industry profiles
  • Useful links
  • Books and articles from the library

Contact the Library

Expert help for your enquiries and research.

E  library@icaew.com
T  +44 (0)20 7920 8620
F  +44 (0)20 7920 8621

Featured eBook

Great answers to tough CV problems: CV secrets from a top career coach
Jenny Rogers (Kogan Page, 2011)

One of the UK's most experienced career and executive coaches tells the secrets of how to write the CV that will re-vitalise your career. The book examines the potential pitfalls across a range of common job-hunting situations and shows how to put together a CV that will make the most of your skills and experience, make an impression and secure that all-important job interview.

You will need to be logged-in to the website to read this eBook.

Featured article

Linkedin secrets that showcase your value
Advice for accounting professionals on enhancing your Linkedin profile to attract employers. Some little-known techniques can help you reveal your value in an attention-grabbing way.

You will need to be logged in to the website to gain full access to the range of articles available online.

eBooks

The Library provides full text access to a selection of key business and reference eBooks from leading publishers. eBooks are available to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users.

Great answers to tough CV problems: CV secrets from a top career coach
Jenny Rogers (Kogan Page, 2011)
One of the UK's most experienced career and executive coaches tells the secrets of how to write the CV that will re-vitalise your career. The book examines the potential pitfalls across a range of common job-hunting situations and shows how to put together a CV that will make the most of your skills and experience, make an impression and secure that all-important job interview.

Brilliant job hunting: How to get the job you want
Angela Fagan (Pearson, 2008)
The book covers analysis of your needs as an individual, identifying the type of job you want, where to look for that job, compiling your CV and performing well at interviews.

24 hours to the perfect interview: Quick steps for planning, organizing, and preparing for the interview that gets the job
Matthew J. DeLuca; Nanette F. DeLuca (McGraw-Hill Publishing, 2006)
A one-stop guide with checklists offering quick and easy steps to prepare job seekers for the perfect interview. All aspects of the interview are covered, including: Researching the company and the position; Brainstorming stories that illustrate your experience; Putting together the perfect professional look.

You will need to be logged-in to the website to read these eBooks.

Terms of use: You are permitted to access, download, copy, or print out content from eBooks for your own research or study only, subject to the terms of use set by our suppliers and any restrictions imposed by individual publishers. Please see individual supplier pages for full terms of use.

Online articles

The ICAEW Library & Information Service provides access to a range of articles in full text from leading business, finance and management journals. This resource is available to ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users.

You will need to be logged-in to the website to gain full access to the range of articles available online.

Five top resume turnoffs

Article looking at five things that could cause a negative impression when included in the CV or resume of job applicants.

When hiring, first test, and then interview

The authors recommend that employers in service industries begin the employee screening process by using short, web-based psychometric tests.

Preparing for the job interview: The interviewer's responsibility

Information on how to prepare for and conduct an effective interview which finds the candidate with the best organizational 'fit'.

Linkedin secrets that showcase your value

Advice for accounting professionals on enhancing your Linkedin profile to attract employers.

LinkedIn or LinkedOut? Your profile makes a difference in job search

Article highlighting the importance for those looking for a job of maximizing their use of the online social network LinkedIn to find prospective employers and increase the chances of landing an interview.

Company and industry profiles

If you have an interview coming up, you'll want to prepare by researching the company and the industry in which they operate. The following resources can all be accessed online via the Library website.

Company profiles
Company profiles are available providing background information on major companies across the world. See Company research for information about our full range of company information services.

Industry profiles
Market research reports and Business & Industry Guides for a range of sectors provide useful background information. Sectoral and macroeconomic indicators are also available.

Online journals
A wide range of trade journals, for the latest 'hot topics' and industry information, are available via the Library's online journals database.

Useful links

One-to-one career advice service
Whether you're looking for advice on taking your career in a new direction or need help creating a stand-out CV, ICAEW's career consultancy service offers personalised advice for the accountancy and finance market.

CABA: Work
Tips and advice from the Chartered Accountants' Benevolent Association on dealing with work-related issues.

You can obtain copies of articles or extracts of books and reports by post, fax or email through our document supply service.
To find out how you can borrow books from the Library please see our guide to book loans.

Can't find what you are looking for?

If you're having trouble finding the information you need, ask the Library & Information Service. Contact us by telephone on +44 (0)20 7920 8620, by fax on +44 (0)20 7920 8621 or by email at library@icaew.com.

ICAEW accepts no responsibility for the content on any site to which a hypertext link from this site exists. The links are provided ‘as is’ with no warranty, express or implied, for the information provided within them. Please see the full copyright and disclaimer notice.