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Interviewing Skills by Tim Hindle

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Assessing a Curriculum Vitae

Although most people are truthful when composing their curriculum vitae (CV), some may be tempted to omit negative facts or to exaggerate their achievements. Analyze each CV carefully to help select interviewees, and prepare questions to ask them.

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Note specific points of interest in the CV to discuss later.

Looking at structure

Analyzing the structure of a CV can tell you a lot about a candidate’s ability to organize and communicate a set of facts effectively. A well-structured CV will be concise, and normally no more than two pages in length. Usually, it will contain educational and career histories in reverse chronological order to emphasize the candidate’s most recent activities. Relevant skills are often ...

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