Daily Archives: 29-03-2017

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How to create a…

I am often asked to critique a CV or asked; “how do I best to create a good one?” My response is always the same that is to start with the end in mind, which is the job you want. You have got to give the recruiter/hiring manager what they want, which is a CV that clearly describes the skills, qualifications and experience they need. Let me explain. The most common mistake candidates make is to create a CV that either list as many skills and experiences as they can think of, in the hope that something will be of interest to someone, which in fact only muddies the water. Or the other common mistake candidates make is to create a CV that is focused on their current job, which is fine if you are looking for a very similar job to your current position in just say another location. If however you are looking for an upwards step or move into a totally new industry or have very little experience like a recent grad, you will need to spend a little more time thinking about how you can best present yourself as your CV is a “sales document” (a document used to sell the features, advantages and benefits of a said item, which in this case is you), and if you are not giving people what they need, your..

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