How to write the perfect CV…
LinkedIn and Microsoft Word have just launched their Resume Assistant which will help you compile a very good CV from your LinkedIn profile. If you worry about the right layout and including the right content of your own, then here are some tips on how to do this.
- Identify the right personal details to include. Learn what to add and what to leave out, such as whether to include your marital status or nickname.
- Add a personal statement. Find out what one is and how it can be used to focus a potential employer’s attention on your best attributes.
- Know what to include in the skill section. Discover how to bring your skills to the fore and make sure you understand the difference between transferable, job-related and adaptive skills.
- Mention former jobs. Brush up on the best ways to present former or current employment in a way that shows you in the best light.
- Don’t forget your qualifications. Learn what to include, how to select relevant qualifications for a CV and why not listing everything exhaustively is crucial.
- Tailor it to the application. Gain skills with writing a CV that is adapted to an individual employer or a particular sector of industry to get the best results.
- Keep it up to date. Find out the best ways of keeping your CV up to date so that it is ready to go at a moment’s notice.
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