2011: Expert CV Tip of the Week 4

The How to Make a CV Tip of the Week 4 is:CV profile picture

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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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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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How many pages should your CV be?

How many pages should my cv be

Deciding on how many pages your CV should be is an age old task. I’ve experienced a multitude of ‘advice’ on this particularly grey area of CV writing and resume making. The CV advice I have been given varies from people INSTRUCTING me to create a CV with just one page of short and sharp pieces of information about your experiences and qualifications, or conversely some people say that you should simply apply as much detail as possible to your CV, irrespective of how many pages your CV should be or is. I’ve recently ran a poll to ask you, the reader, ‘How many pages should a CV be?‘ You can have your say on how many pages your CV is and indeed vote and view the results of the poll. There is also a CV video tutorial available advising how many pages a CV should be.

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How many pages should a CV be?

Here is your opportunity to give some input on a much debated topic within CV writing – How many pages should a CV be?

If you’re interested to know the CV experts view on how many pages your CV should be, watch this space for a detailed post advising and discussing this particularly ‘grey’ area of CV, curriculum vitae and resume writing.