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Creating a Successful CV by Simon Howard

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Tailoring your CV

Think of your CV as a living document – in fact, not just one document but many. Your life never stands still, so neither should your CV. Just as different people see different sides of you at different times, your CV should change according to the situation.

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Be prepared to edit, re-edit, and revise your CV many times.

Questions to ask yourself

  • Am I looking for a change of direction in my career?

  • Have I made a list of my transferable skills and career objectives that I can refer to?

  • Do I understand the difference between a functional and chronological style of CV, and when to use each one?

  • Do my skills and experience match the jobs that I am applying for?

Choosing the right CV

Too many people write their first CV and ...

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