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CVs For Dummies


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Introduction. Part I: Pitching Your CV in a Fierce Marketplace. Chapter 1: The Generic CV Is Past Its Sell-By Date. Chapter 2: Quick Online Ways to Find the Right Jobs. Chapter 3: Spotlighting Your CV in a Web 2.0 World. Chapter 4: Familiar Search Tools That Aren't Quite Dormant. Part II: The Rise and Reign of the Targeted CV. Chapter 5: Creating Your Best CV. Chapter 6: Flowing Content Versus Jarring Detail. Chapter 7: Words That Make the Mark. Chapter 8: Catching the Eye in Three Seconds Flat. Chapter 9: CVs for Your Life's Changing Phases. Chapter 10: Nabbing a Job as a New Graduate. Chapter 11: The Bare Essentials of a Cover Letter. Part III: Bringing It All Together: Sample Targeted CVs. Chapter 12: Targeted CVs by Industry and Career Field. Chapter 13: Targeted CVs by Experience Level and Age. Chapter 14: Targeted CVs for Special Circumstances. Part IV: Launching Your CV Into Orbit. Chapter 15: References Authenticate Your CV. Chapter 16: Following Up on Your CV. Chapter 17: Almost Got the Interview Date? Prepare Yourself. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 18: More than Ten Ways to Prove Your Claims. Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Improve Your CV. Chapter 20: Ten Things that Annoy Recruiters. Chapter 21: Ten Tips on Choosing Professional CV Help. Chapter 22: Your Ten-Point CV Checklist. Index.

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Joyce Lain Kennedy is a popular careers writer and her 'Careers Now' column appears in over 100 newspapers worldwide. Lois-Andrea Ferguson is a Senior Consultant at Professional CV Services, where she helps people to invigorate their CVs. She is also a speaker at university and career events across the UK and has contributed to The Guardian newspaper's online CV clinic.

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