In todays market your chances of making interview can be 1000-1 or even higher - there are so many people sending CV's to employers and agencies. However, research shows that a well-constructed, interesting and directly-relevant CV can improve your chances to 10-1 or maybe even better.
You won’t get in if you don’t stand out. And if you don't stand out you will end up at the bottom of the pile. Guaranteed. So... if you know your CV is lacking there are 3 things you can do...
Option 1. Leave it as it is and keep on hoping
Option 2. Go to a CV Writing agency and let them write it for you
Option 3. Learn to sell and market yourself effectively.
This book is in two parts.
The first part is “READ IT!”. It’s designed so that you read what you’re going to need to know…
2.What Employers Want
3.Using Competencies to gauge your suitability
5.Positive and Negative Words
7.Types of CV
8.Scale & Scope Indicators, Experience and Achievements – ideas for personal statements
Background research into the in’s and out’s, do’s and don’ts, positives and negatives associated with writing a CV. Contains lists of words and phrases that can cast you in a league of your own if used correctly and with a little thought.
The second part is “DO IT!”
1.Construct your CV
This is where you give yourself 60 minutes and compose an attention-grabbing, eye-catching CV. Contains examples of the correct use of scale and scope indicators which enhance your experience plus how to turn responsibilities into achievements. No employer is going to be hooked on your past responsibilities…. but they will be attracted by achievements – especially if they are coupled with scale and scope indicators.
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