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!

2011: Expert CV Tip of the Week 3

The How to Make a CV Tip of the Week 3 is: CV profile picture

Write the CV from the perspective of the intended reader

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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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