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The CV Book 2nd edn


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Part 1: Laying the foundations: getting the basics right1 Why are CVs so important?2 Aesthetics and presentation: looking good on paper3 Content and style: what to say and how to say it4 Structure: which type of CV is right for you?Part 2: Building your CV: section by section5 Personal details6 Professional profile7 Objective8 Education and qualifications9 Career history10 Key skills11 Achievements12 Other details13 Interests and activitiesPart 3: The 15 most common CV writing mistakes14 How to avoid them!Part 4: When the usual rules don't apply ...15 Ten solutions for ten potential problems16 Special cases - professions where the rules are different17 CVs and resumes - looking for work abroadPart 5: Tailoring your CV18 How to adapt your CV for every applicationPart 6: Digital considerations19 Applying for jobs online20 LinkedInPart 7: Looking at the whole picture21 Cover letters22 Application forms23 Job hunting24 Interviews25 Your new jobPart 8: CV and cover letter examples and templates26 Twenty-one CV examples to help you write yoursPart 9: My five top tips to make your CV stand out27 How to make your CV stand out! Further reading and resourcesAppendix A: 250 action verbsAppendix B: 50 positive adjectiveAppendix C: 222 commonly misspelled words

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The bestselling guide to writing and presenting the perfect CV - now in its second edition.

About the Author

James Innes is the Founder and Chief Executive of The CV Centre - the UK's leading CV consultancy. Following more than a decade of experience heading up The CV Centre, James is now widely considered to be one of the UK's leading careers experts. He regularly participates at recruitment fairs and conferences as a sought-after guest speaker, as well as being interviewed on TV and radio. The CV Book sits alongside James's other careers publishing which include the bestselling The Interview Book and The Interview Question and Answer Book both published by Pearson.

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