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|Subject: CV and Career Tools Fri May 27, 2011 10:51 am|| |
The golden rules of writing a CV
You'll need to have a CV ready if you're looking for a job. To present yourself in the best light, follow these golden rules:
Create a CV from scratch
- Tell the truth - don't be tempted to 'upgrade' your
exam results or exaggerate your experience because most companies will
check what you say.
- Keep it simple - remember it's a CV, not your life
story. You can talk about your achievements in more detail at the
interview, so try and keep your CV to two pages.
- Tailor to the job - if you've got the time, tailor
your CV to each job you apply for and make sure your relevant skills and
experience shine through.
- Fill in the blanks - if there are gaps in your work
history, explain why. If you've taken time out to have a family, travel
or because you were made redundant, that won't be a problem. Fibbing
about it will be.
- Double check - spelling mistakes in your CV could put employers off, so always have a read through and check it carefully.
We've created a couple of CV templates for you. Use the basic CV template if you've never worked before, and the detailed CV template if you have. Get a professional opinion
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