CV writing

Why Your CV Won’t Be Read Properly

Why Your CV Won’t Be Read Properly

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They don’t. Or rather they don’t read it in detail. Only yesterday I discussed this issue with my some of my friends working in the recruitment industry. All of them admitted that very rarely they take the time to read CV correctly before entering the room to interview the candidate. I wonder if that is typical for the search market or does it take place in internal HR team as well. I would argue that the only people reading CV properly are hiring managers. Those who will ultimately work with the selected candidate. They want to know what have you done before to judge whether you have relevant skills. Other people in the process have a different goal: they want…

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Don’t Make this 5 Common CV Mistakes

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If you are asking yourself whether your CV is well written or you are wondering if anything in it should be changed, allow me to tell you the five most common mistakes I come across in CVs. Let me be clear – these are not massive mistakes that will destroy your chances securing an interview. They will, though, affect the impression you make. And when you are competing with numerous other candidates for a recruiter’s attention, you want to make sure that the impact your CV has is completely positive. The five major (but easily corrected!) CV mistakes that I see time and time again are: 1. Trying to fit everything onto 1 or 2 pages This stems from career…

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5 Secrets Behind Each Great CV

5 Secrets Behind Each Great CV

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It’s exciting to look for a new job, but it’s usually less fun to update your CV. Or maybe even to rewrite it? There is so much noise out there about how good CV should look like, what to include, what to omit, how many pages it should have, etc. And all you want is just few clear guidlines how to do it right. In my view all these issues are important, but they all come after your CV meets 5 basic guidelines. Get them right and you’ll be able to write a winning CV for every job. What do you find most challenging when writing your resume? From my perspective, as somebody who reads at least 100-150 CVs every…

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