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Creating a Successful CV by Simon Howard

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Preparing the Content

Your CV and letter are often the first contact you have with a prospective employer, and may receive just 30 seconds of their time on first reading. Ensure that your CV contains the right information in the right order in a form that is easy to read.

TIP

Avoid using overly formal language in your CV or covering letter.

TIP

Ensure that your CV is concise and easy to read.

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You have complete control over what to include and exclude in your CV.

Creating a good first impression

Every part of your application must be an invitation to read more. A succinct and relevant covering letter will encourage the reader to turn to the CV. A concise front page will encourage the reader to look beyond just your qualifications ...

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