How to Write a CV That Really Works: A Concise, Thorough and by Paul McGee

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To get the task you will have you wish a CV that actually does the activity. This sensible, bestselling ebook will express you precisely the best way to current your talents, determine your achievements and speak those effectively. you'll discover ways to concentrate on your strengths and discover which talents to spotlight for which type of activity. the writer indicates assorted types and makes use of for a CV, displaying how one can get the main out of your strongest advertising instrument, no matter what your heritage or present state of affairs. and you'll find precious recommendation on what to do as soon as you've gotten an interview.

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X Manage a number of projects from conception to completion, working to budgets of up to £400K and with up to 8 consultants. Arpley Foods Ltd Progressed to position of Assistant Personnel Manager in a factory employing 650 staff. My handson role involved all aspects of human resource management from recruitment through to redundancy. Introduced an Absenteeism Review Panel which led to a 20% reduction in absenteeism levels within a year. Negotiated new working practices with the Trade Union which led to a 12% increase in production and a manpower reduction of 5%.

X The CV was irrelevant to the reader’s needs. X The CV was poorly presented on cheap paper, included spelling mistakes and therefore did not deserve a positive reply. X The CV was difficult to follow because of poor layout and the reader lost interest. X Your CV arrived too late to be considered. 23 24 / H O W T O W R I T E A C V T H A T R E A L L Y W O R K S X The reader found your CV interesting but did not envisage any openings. X Due to the volume of applicants your CV was never read. Review the list and write down the reasons for rejection which we do not have control over: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ I believe that in the list outlined there are only two reasons why our CV is rejected that are beyond our control.

Although much of the content of the CV may be the same as used in the previous styles, this one will be tailored accordingly. Greater emphasis will be given to detail that relates specifically to the job in question. A targeted CV can be a combination of functional and chronological CVs. However, all detail included will be written with a clear objective in mind, as opposed to a general overview. This style is useful when: X You have a specific job to go for, or are responding to a particular job advert.

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