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Creating a Successful CV by Simon Howard

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Understanding CVs

Before you start compiling your CV, you need to familiarize yourself with the few basic rules of its construction. Everyone is different, and so are their CVs. However, the principles on which a good CV are founded remain the same.

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Remember, a positive attitude about yourself is your greatest asset.

Cultural differences

There are many conventions about CVs around the world. In the US, a one-page CV is standard, while in continental Europe, many employers would expect a four- or five-page CV that includes detailed information on educational achievements and professional qualifications.

What is a CV?

Curriculum vitae (literally, “the course of one’s life”), or “CV”, is the term most commonly used in Europe. In the United ...

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