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A CV describes a person's educational and professional history, therefore no two are identical. A well-prepared CV is invaluable, and can improve your chances of getting the job you want. The author of this guide analyzes the presentation and content of a CV. Her examples show how they work in practice for different levels of ability, types of work and backgrounds, in awkward situations and for the first ever job applications. A blank format is provided for the reader to get started and a comprehensive list of dos and do nots is offered.
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  • Book | 96 pages
  • London, United Kingdom
  • forms
  • 074942852X
  • 9780749428525

Table of contents

Introduction The importance of a good CV How to get the most out of this book 1. What is a CV? What does a CV look like? What does curriculum vitae mean? What is in a CV? How do you start to write a CV? How long should a CV be? 2. What is a CV used for? How can a CV enhance your job prospects? How do you start to compile an effective CV? The importance of presentation Stressing your good points 3. The content of your CV What should be included? Making your CV stand out 4. Presentation Written, typed or word-processed? Order Length Layout Adding emphasis 5. Guidelines and examples Dos and don'ts Examples of CVs 6. Preparing your own CV Step-by-step guide What goes in a covering letter? Other sources of help Further reading from Kogan Page Kogan Page Careers Series Index
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