CVs For Dummies: UK Edition

CVs For Dummies: UK Edition

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CVs For Dummies is an easy to read guide that provides sound advice, expert tips, and recommendations for writing the best CV's and finding the right job, all tailored to the UK reader. CVs For Dummies is your guide to getting the job of your dreams. Inside you will discover how to: tailor your CV to today's job market, sell your skills and assets, put the right spin on potential drawbacks in your career history, create a first rate e-mail CV, use the right CV key words to make your application stand out from the crowd, and more.
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  • Paperback | 376 pages
  • 188 x 230 x 24mm | 780.19g
  • New York, United States
  • 076457017X
  • 9780764570179
  • 2,358,151

Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: CVs in the Changing Job Search Environment. Chapter 1: New Realities: Big Changes in the World of CVs. Chapter 2: Get Your CV Out There. Part II: StandOut CVs for Affinity Groups. Chapter 3: When You Lose Your Job and It's Not Your Fault. Chapter 4: Fifty-somethings Fight Back. Chapter 5: Info Tech CVs: Write Them Right. Chapter 6: Out of Uniform and into Civvy Street. Chapter 7: Good Advice for Graduates. Part III: The Making of a StandOut CV. Chapter 8: Market Yourself with a StandOut CV. Chapter 9: Format Means So Much: Choose Wisely. Chapter 10: Contents Make the StandOut Difference. Chapter 11: Win with Words. Chapter 12: Overcome Deadly Dilemmas. Chapter 13: Move from Worksheets to Finished CV. Part IV: StandOut CVs Online. Chapter 14: The Changing E-CV: Technology in Transition. Chapter 15: Fading Technology: Scannable and Plain Tex t CVs. Chapter 16: In Search of an Uncommon E-CV. Part V: Samples of StandOut CVs. Chapter 17: A Sampling of StandOut CVs. Chapter 18: A Sampling of Special Needs CVs. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 19: Ten (x3) Ways to Prove Your Claims. Chapter 20: Ten Pet Peeves of Recruiters. Chapter 21: Ten Simple Ways to Improve Your CV. Chapter 22: Solutions to the Top Ten CV Problems. Chapter 23: Ten Tips for Choosing Professional CV Help. Chapter 24: Ten Areas to Check Before Sending Your CV. Index.
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"...quickly points out all the big mistakes and how to turn them to your advantage..." (Fresh Direction, January 04) "...a great reference for you, your kids, your friends..." (, March 04) "...To avoid making mistakes that could jeopardise your career, check out CVs For Dummies..." Daily Mirror, 1 st April 2004)
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About Steve Shipside

Steve Shipside has written about business issues for Personnel Today, Management Today, Director, Campaign, Revolution, Wired, Business 2.0 and the BBC. Joyce Lain Kennedy's "Careers Now" column appears in more than 100 newspapers around the world.
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