Preparing the Perfect CV: How to Make a Great Impression and by Rebecca Corfield

By Rebecca Corfield

Each activity hunter wishes a powerful CV that describes their academic background. A well-prepared and separately adapted CV is beneficial and will tremendously enhance your possibilities of getting the task you will have. "Preparing the fitting CV" offers pattern CVs for task seekers of other skills making use of for numerous forms of paintings. it's hence beneficial for each age and calibre, from tuition leavers to these wishing to come back to paintings after a profession holiday. Careers specialist Rebecca Corfield analyses the content material and presentation of a well-prepared CV, assisting you to provoke the business enterprise and get an interview. whole with new on-line CV templates to get readers begun and a entire list of dos and don'ts, getting ready the appropriate CV is an indispensible consultant that each activity seeker must have.

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The most common CV content mistakes The CV is too long. Aim for two pages, three at the very most. It is dull to read. It needs to have impact as well as being informative. Playing down what you have to offer instead of making the most of it. Missing out the significant skills and experience gained. Just sticking to the facts and not describing personality or character. Including too many details about past jobs, instead of just the key points and achievements. Using the past tense instead of the present tense.

What does a CV look like? What does curriculum vitae mean? What is in a CV? How do you start to write a CV? How long should a CV be? Dos and don’ts Points to remember 2. What is a CV used for? How can a CV enhance your job prospects? How do you start to compile an effective CV? The importance of presentation Stressing your good points Reflecting on your career Dos and don’ts Points to remember 3. The content of your CV The most common CV content mistakes What should be included? Getting started Making your CV stand out Dos and don’ts Points to remember 4.

The one way to ensure that your CV is noticed by an employer is to make it very obvious if you have done anything at all unusual. If you have travelled on a school or college trip, been involved with any voluntary groups or in different sporting activities, make sure you include these points. You may be noticed by the employer just because there is something different about your CV which makes it stand out from all the others. If you can describe some activity that other people will not have taken part in, you will appear to have had different experiences from those of others, and therefore, to an employer, you may seem to be more worth meeting at an interview.

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