2011: Expert CV Tip of the Week 6

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The How to Make a CV Tip of the Week 6 is:

Justify your curriculum vitae content / CV text

Really simply and easy tip this week. Basically, in the majority of cases, where there are numerous lines of text in your CV body you should be looking to use the ‘justify text’ tool. This puts the text pushed up against both the left and the right margins and creates a more professional overall look about your CV / resume.  The justify button on most programs looks something like this:

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This is only a very subtle amendment to your overall CV formatting but in my opinion, and in may other peoples opinion that I’ve discussed this with, justified text makes enough of a difference to the tidiness of a document to make it well worthwhile implementing.

Tidy your CV body / curriculum vitae text-> use the ‘text justification’ tool, fool!

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2011: Expert CV Tip of the Week 5 / Month 2

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The How to Make a CV Tip of the Week 5 also happens to be the How to Make a CV Tip of the Month for Feb:

Don’t allow someone else to write the CV version that YOU will submit

There are many CV writing resources available to users on the internet and even via recruitment companies or high street career advisors. Many will charge you for their time, and in some cases the advice will be free. One thing is for certain, if a CV is fully written by someone else on your behalf, it should be tweaked to suit your writing style before you submit it to a job advert. Think about this as a scenario – you turn up to interview having submitted the ‘perfect’ curriculum vitae for the job role! Fantastic! The only problem is that you used a CV writing service and submitted the new CV version that they sent back to you and you don’t know exactly what has been written on your behalf! It’s going to be a messy interview when they speak about items in your CV that you don’t recognise or,  in extreme cases, even know the meaning of particular words written in your CV!

In essence you need to make sure that your personality comes through within the resume that you submit because it will be very clear to the interviewer if this is not the case.

If you have to use a CV writing service -> make sure you check and tweak the resulting CV outcome of your investments by adding your personal touch

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2011: Expert CV Tip of the Week 1/Month 1

2011: Expert CV Tip of the Week 2

2011: Expert CV Tip of the Week 3

2011: Expert CV Tip of the Week 4

Planning your CV

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Planning your CV or resume is very important in ensuring you have covered all of the essential and relevant information on what to put in your CV. Without planning you risk not having the correct structure of your curriculum vitae, and also not applying all of the important information that is required when making a CV and approaching potential employers with your CV profile. When looking for employment or applying to a new position you will potentially be tailoring your CV or making a CV that is bespoke for each and every job application. Although the content may only vary slightly in your resume tailoring, it’s important that you ensure that you’ve planned out the layout of your CV, structure and aspects that require additional content or content removal in your curriculum vitae. Planning your CV is one of the most essential elements to consider when you make a CV and in this article I’ll be discussing how to approach the planning of your curriculum vitae, and how to actually plan the structure of your CV.

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2011: Expert CV Tip of the Week/Month 1

CV profile pictureThe How to Make a CV Tip of the Week also happens to be the How to Make a CV Tip of the Month:

Tailor every curriculum vitae / resume

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