November 11, 2014
As you leave school or college and start looking for a job, you will hear the term CV thrown around quite a lot.  Your CV is the first chance that you get to make a good impression on a potential employer.  No matter what you want to do, or how qualified you are – your CV will undoubtedly be the most important part of getting job.  A top quality CV will considerably boost your chances of getting a face-to-face interview.
Your CV is your personal sales brochure, and presentation goes a long way to impressing the reader!  If you have taken care on the look and layout of your CV, it shows that you care.  If it looks sloppy or has spelling mistakes or missing information, why should the employer take you seriously?  Even if you don’t have a lot of experience, there is no reason that your CV can’t look impressive.
There is so much competition out there in the job market – you are likely to be competing for a single job with a few dozen other qualified and job-hungry candidates.  You can’t afford to be left behind.
It is so worthwhile to take the time to ensure that your cv is professional and has all the relevant information, without being too long-winded!  Make sure that the information is concise and accurate.  Presentation as well as content is important.
 – Be clear and concise
 – Highlight headings so they stand out
 – Check your spelling and grammar
 – Be neat and precise
 – Use a confident tone and positive language.
 – Don’t leave out important information
Martin Yate (Careers Author) States in his Book – The Ultimate CV Book:
“Your CV must speak loudly and clearly of your value as a potential employee.  And the value must be spoken in a few brief seconds, because, in the business world, that’s all the attention a CV will get.  The CV takes you only the first few paces toward that new job.  It gets your foot in the door, and because you can’t be there to answer questions, it has to stand on it’s own.”

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