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Creating a Successful CV by Simon Howard

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Selling your Experience

Having described yourself and your qualifications, you now have to convince an employer that you have the right experience and attitude. It is important that the language of this part of your CV is positive, jargon-free, and concise.

TIP

Read your CV to a friend – it is useful when checking for clarity and fluency.

Things to do

  1. Check each sentence carefully, word by word, and delete any unnecessary or irrelevant words.

  2. Make a list of words appropriate to your job and skills.

  3. Take time to find alternative words and phrases to avoid being repetitious.

Using the right words

Creating a positive first impression depends on your vocabulary and tone, as well as the facts that you are putting across. For the most part, your ...

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