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Creating a Successful CV by Simon Howard

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Getting it Right

Your CV is almost complete. Having spent so much time preparing content and layout, now comes the quality control stage. It is important to check your CV thoroughly for mistakes; get a friend to give it a final read.

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Use spell-checkers, but be aware that they will not find all mistakes.

Points to remember

  • All information that is specifically requested should be included.

  • Employers want to know how well you did what you did, not just what you did.

  • If asked to include salary details, always include any important perks and bonuses.

  • Useful feedback given by friends, recruiters, employers, and colleagues should be acted on.

  • Achievements and transferable skills are the key interest points in your CV for an employer.

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