Writing a CV

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I've been working in HR (Human Resources), Personnel & Training related roles for well over 10 years now and on top of that have been called upon by many relatives, friends and friends of friends to help them with their CVs or to write their CVs from scratch. So, I thought, why not put some ... Read review

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To CV Or Not To CV...

AdvantagesGood selling point to get you to interview stage

DisadvantagesIf not effective, is more of a hindrance

"...why not put some CV writing advice into my own words? '''WHAT IS A CV?''' The acronym CV is short for Curriculum Vitae also known as Resume (although the term CV is pretty much standard in the UK). It's a selling tool for individuals wishing to secure employment. It's a record of your academic and employment history, your key achievements and skills, as well as a chance to say what you want out of your future career. '''WHY WRITE A CV?''' Well ..." Read review
20.01.2006

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The art of selling YOURSELF

AdvantagesKeep your CV up to date - even if you're not looking for work

DisadvantagesIt can be hard to make a good impression when you feel useless.

"Like many other people, I have been made redundant. Twice. The first time, I had all the assurances that it was nothing that I did or didn't do, that I'm a wonderful employee and even better person, and that 'when one door closes another opens' and other handy yet oh-so-annoying cliches. I hated the job. They paid me off. I should be happy, right? I should have seen it coming, no? Well, I wasn't happy, and yes, I should have seen it coming (I ..." Read review
24.07.2002

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Community Level 9LostWitness

LostWitness

THE RESPECTABLE WAY TO SELL YOURSELF

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DisadvantagesSee review

"Writing a CV (Curriculum Vitae) is an incredibly important task – this could be your one and only opportunity to sell yourself to a prospective employer. Whilst most people have probably drafted a CV for themselves at one point or another, few of the CVs that have arrived on my desk are of a standard that particularly impresses me – or of a standard that probably does the writer justice. There are a number of professional bodies who will ..." Read review
19.09.2001

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Community Level 4jilmil

jilmil

Are you applying for a job

AdvantagesA good resume will get you the elusive job

DisadvantagesNone but the points may be more relevant to softwrae industry

"...very careful when you are writing a resume. The first point you have to keep in mind is what kind of job you are applying for and which company you are applying to. A good resume is one which meets the requirements of a particular post or a job description. It should be custom made for the job. A resume is a medium by which you can sell yourself and advertise your skills .. basically you are marketing yourself so that people trust you and offer you ..." Read review
07.08.2002

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Community Level 3rambo

rambo

Stun your interviewers with a killer CV

AdvantagesIf done well, will lead to success

DisadvantagesCan take a while before you get a job even with a killer C.V

"...elusive. The basic principles of writing a CV may seem obvious, but the same mistakes seem to crop up occasionally and unless the right first impression is made, these CVs tend to end up in the recruiter's bin. ********Layout and Presentation******** The format of your CV should depend on the position for which you are applying and you should focus your list of skills and experiences on those given in the job description. If you were ..." Read review
10.03.2001

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