Posted by: ghania7 | 19 October, 2009

CV Writing

A CV or Curriculum Vitae is: Your Life History Your Job History Your Achievements Your Skills.

A CV or curriculum vitae is a marketing tool. With your CV you will be able to promote yourself. Imagine the CV as being a brochure that will list the benefits of a particular service. CV Examples The service being your time and skills! When writing a CV look at it from your employers point of view. Would you stand out against the competition (the other candidates) and would the manager want to talk you for a possible job? You have to ask yourself these questions when writing your CV or curriculum vitae. Networking and interviewing are essential for your job hunt and your CV is just the first step in the job search. However a CV will be your first contact with potential employers and will open the door. If you are invited for an interview you would then be in a position to explain and expand on what is in your CV. A CV is an essential tool in your job search. When applying for a vacancy you generally first have to send your CV to present yourself to the prospective employer.

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  1. Sound advice. Candidates often fail to dedicate enough time to produce an effective personal marketing document. It is the first thing that recruiters see and often determines whether or not individuals will be invited to attend a job interview. The resume represents the candidate. It is obvious a professionally-written CV (carefully targeted) and well-presented CV will create favourable impression with recruiters. For one, it makes recruitment easier because relevant information is easier to find than for a poorly-written and unstructured CV that fails to sell credentials effectively. Candidates must remember, a CV is a sales pitch and is perhaps the one opportunity they are ever going to impress a particular recruiter. Get it right, sell credentials professionally and spend time on creating a marketing document to impress. Thanks for reminding us of the importance of marketing themselves effectively to recruiters.


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