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The CV Book 2nd edn, 2nd Edition by James Innes

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Chapter 6

Professional profile

So, what exactly is a Professional profile?

You’ve probably heard of the term but you may well be unsure as to what it really means.

A Professional profile is a brief statement at the very beginning of a CV which, in the space of a few short lines, conveys to the reader an overall impression of your key personal and professional characteristics. It’s essentially an introduction to your CV and should give the readers a compelling overview before they read on in further detail.

Other terms you may have heard include Personal profile and Career profile. The former clearly concentrates more on personal characteristics and the latter on your career and work experience. A well written Professional profile successfully ...

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