Your CV has less than 30 seconds to win you an interview, so make it irresistible.
With hundreds of CVs submitted for every job vacancy, yours has to work hard to stand out. You need to know what the recruiter wants to see and how to say it, fast.
The CV Book brings together years of research and experience to reveal all the insider tips and winning methods that will make sure your CV never fails to impress. Discover how to:
* write your own CV quickly, and with confidence
* tailor your CV to every opportunity
* avoid all of the most common CV mistakes
* make your CV really stand out from the competition.
No matter what your age, background, job or level of experience, The CV Book will help you create an outstanding CV.
The CV Book has full online support: CV templates, CV tools and reader offers - all available through The CV Centre (R) online at www.jamesinn.es.
James Innes is the Managing Director of The CV Centre, the UK's leading CV consultancy. James founded The CV Centre in 1998 and has built the company to its current position as UK market leaders in the field of CV consultancy. James regularly delivers presentations to recent graduates and also contributes widely to newspapers and magazines in both the UK and France and is the author of The Interview Book, The CV Book, The Cover Letters Book and The Interview Question and Answer Book
About the author Acknowledgements How to use this book Part 1 Laying the foundations: getting the basics right 1. Why are CVs so important? 2. Aesthetics and presentation: looking good on paper 3. Content and style: what to say and how to say it 4. Structure: which type of CV is right for you? Part 2 Building your CV: section by section 5. Personal details 6. Professional profile 7. Objective 8. Education and qualifications 9. Career history 10. Key skills 11. Achievements 12. Other details 13. Interests and activities Part 3 The 15 most common CV writing mistakes 14. How to avoid them! Part 4 When the usual rules don't apply ... 15. Ten solutions for ten potential problems 16. Special cases - professions where the rules are different 17. CVs and resumes - looking for work abroad Part 5 Tailoring your CV 18. How to adapt your CV for every application Part 6 LinkedIn 19. LinkedIn Part 7 Looking at the whole picture 20. Cover letters 21. Interviews 22. Your new job Part 8 CV and cover letter examples and templates 23. Twenty-one CV examples to help you write yours Part 9 My five top tips to make your CV stand out 24. How to make your CV stand out! Further reading and resources Appendix A: 250 action verbs Appendix B: 50 positive adjectives Appendix C: 222 commonly misspelled words Index