Tailoring your CV

We were asked today (and it’s a common question) if CVs should be tailored for specific applications – of course they should!!! Do you have only 1 skill? Of course you don’t. Like most people you will have at least 3 marketable skills that will appeal to a prospective employer and you need to highlight the one they are actually looking for. It’s a bit like exam instructions : “Read…

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Spelling Mistakes

We’re suddenly seeing a rash of spelling errors in CVs, perhaps because people are updating their CV and rushing through it when they really need to take their time and get someone else to proof read it. This morning we have seen “mouths” instead of “months” and “collage” instead of “college”. Neither of these will be picked up by spell checkers, but anyone from a potential employer or recruitment agency…

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