Brilliant Graduate CV VitalSource eText: How to get your first CV to the top of the pile : 9781447922247

Brilliant Graduate CV VitalSource eText: How to get your first CV to the top of the pile

 
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1
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9781447922247
ISBN 10
 
1447922247
Published
 
20/05/2014
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Pearson United Kingdom
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eBook
$23.49
 
 
 
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About the book

When you apply for your first job, your CV is compared to hundreds of others from graduates with similar academic credentials. You've only got the time it takes the employer to scan the pages to show how brilliant you are. How do you impress them when you don't know what employers are actually looking for? Brilliant CV tells you what they want and how to write it.

This new edition of the bestselling CV guide has been rewritten and redrafted to deliver specific advice for graduates on innovative approaches to writing your first CV, so now you can really shine out from the rest. Based on research among employers and recruiters, revealing what they look for, Brilliant CV will ensure your CV never fails to impress.

Table of contents
About the authors

Acknowledgements

Introduction



Part 1 Writing a CV from scratch

1 How to sell yourself

2 The applicant-employer fit

3 Where is the prime suspect?

4 How to read a job ad

5 Job descriptions

6 Do you fit the job?

7 What sort of person are you?

8 Making the perfect fit

9 Presenting your CV

Part 2 The icing on the cake

10 Mind your language!

11 Using competency statements

12 Telling tales

13 Using career objectives

14 Job application letters

Part 3 The doctor is in - your problems solved

15 Addressing selection criteria

16 CV makeovers

17 Tricky CV issues

Part 4 Resource bank - useful ingredients and tips

18 Finding out, finding others and being found: job searching for a new decade

19 Internet sites and other resources
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