About the Rob Ridout - Author / Headhunter / Career Coach


I  have been in the recruitment game for over 25 years. In 2008, I wrote and successfully published my best-selling book, CVforLife. The methods and strategies in CVforLife have helped hundreds of talented individuals find great roles in forward-thinking companies.


My headhunting career spans across a multitude of industry sectors and leading brands in both South Africa and the United Kingdom. I am an active participant in conceptualising new and creative employability strategies, as is evident in my employability workshops held at both GIBS and Monash Business Schools.


In short, I have a passion for assisting my clients in building successful brands through the creation of aggressive long-term career planning and proactive job search techniques.

Career Highligts

  • 27 years of headhunting experience

  • Founder of Job Search International and CVforLife 

  • Local and International Headhunter

  • Setup executive search businesses for Renwick International & The Laser Group

  • Author of the best-selling book CVforLife

  • Founder of the Professional CV writing business CVforLife

  • Writer for various South African publications including  Finweek & CEO magazine

  • Career Coach at GIBS, Monash & Regenesys, South African Business Schools.