Writing a CV
Your CV is possibly one of the most important documents you’ll ever write, so it’s worth putting in the time and effort to craft a well laid out, interesting and relevant CV.
Writing your CV may seem like a daunting task but there are lots of great resources around to help you put together a CV that really sells you as a candidate.
Remember to get the basics right – CV’s littered with spelling errors and grammatical errors are not going to impress. Make sure it’s accurate and truthful – employers can easily check up on qualifications and references.
Don’t forget the covering letter too – make sure you use it to give the recruiter a reason to read your CV. When your letter and CV land in a potential employer’s inbox or their desk, you have a few precious minutes of their time to grab their attention – make the most of it!
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Too often the all-important covering letter is simply overlooked or quickly cobbled together. This article from Guardian Jobs provides a critique of two example covering letters – showing how it should and shouldn’t be done.
employed.im provides a fantastic tool which will make writing your CV a whole lot easier. Simply insert your details and employed.im will turn these into a correctly formatted CV. It also allows you to export your CV to a word document, so you are able to edit your CV offline and show off to employers. Log in to get started!
This isn’t the best looking website we’ve come across but it really is packed full of really useful advice and insights. It not only provides advice on crafting your CV but, importantly, helps you to see yourself as a prospective employer will see you and gets you to really think about how best to sell yourself.
If you are struggling for things to put in your CV this is worth reading. This article provides numerous ideas on how, with a just a bit of effort, you can make your CV stand out from the crowd.
This provides a comprehensive overview of what to include in your CV, with some useful tips about how to make the most of your career history, achievements etc.
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