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Writing a CV That Sells You

Employers receive a great amount of CVs on a daily basis and do not always have the time or resources to look through each one meticulously before coming to a decision. In fact, if your CV does not look the part immediately it may be confined straight to the bin.

If you do not grab the attention of the reader in the very first section of your CV then in some cases what you say thereafter is a relevant as it may never be read.

Below are a selection of resources that will help you grab an employers attention and sell your experience and acheivements.

Identifying your Acheivements


Useful CV Vocabulary      


CV Do's and Don'ts

   

   

Example CVs

Chronological CV

A chronological CV is used to match your qualifications and work experience with the requirements for the job role. The CV is structured in reverse chronological order i.e. the most recent qualifications and experience are listed first.

This type of CV template makes it easy for employers to identify potential candidates. It allows you to provide clear details of your qualifications, work history and responsibilities which match the criteria provided in the job description.


Skills based CV

The goal of your resume is to sell yourself as the perfect person for the job. But, what if outlining your work experience isn’t really the best way to do that?

What if you’re a recent grad—with no work experience? What if you’re trying to change careers? Enter the skills-based resume. 

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