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Great answers to tough CV problems : CV secrets from a top career coach

Author: Jenny Rogers
Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Kogan Page, ©2011.
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This book will help you solve many of the burning questions that face today's job seeker. Perhaps you want a career change, have been job-hopping for some time or are returning to work after a career break.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jenny Rogers
ISBN: 9780749462802 0749462809 9780749462819 0749462817
OCLC Number: 711641786
Description: viii, 208 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 01. What is a CV for? --
From the employer's perspective: 30 seconds to make an impression --
Different types of CV --
02. Finding a job: where CVs fit --
visible jobs market --
invisible market --
Identifying your network --
Research interviews --
How to handle the meeting --
03. CVs in the e-world --
Job boards --
Other online opportunities --
Social networking sites --
Professional sites --
04. You the brand --
Why your personal brand matters --
Discovering your brand --
Putting it all together --
Brand promise --
Your brand and the internet --
05. Researching the employer and the job --
case for research --
case against research --
How and what to research --
Inside knowledge --
Talking to the contact named in the advertisement --
Decoding the advertisement --
Shortlisting: how employers use CVs --
Job descriptions and person specifications --
06. What to leave out --
heading `Curriculum vitae' --
Your date of birth --
Your driving licence --
Getting too personal --
Photographs: leave them out --
Training courses: mostly they are irrelevant --
Schools and early education: no one cares --
Your current or last salary: don't disclose it --
Too much detail about much earlier jobs --
Accounting for earlier career --
Why you left your last job: keep this to yourself --
Referees: offer them only if asked --
07. Word magic --
Banning `I' and `me'; eliminating definite articles --
Eliminate feeble words --
Get rid of the passive voice --
Demonstrating your experience --
Writing about how you made a difference: vocabulary --
Use the power of numbers --
More about numbers --
storytelling approach --
Keep sentences short --
Keep the words short and simple --
Jargon and buzz words --
Management jargon --
Great CV: shame about the typos --
^ Inconsistent language in bulleted lists --
Other mistakes Note continued: Endnote and references --
08. Beginnings and endings --
That pesky summary paragraph --
How not to write an opening paragraph --
How to write a powerful summary paragraph --
`Career objective' statements --
`Personal interests' paragraph --
09. Format is everything --
chronological CV --
skills/competency-based CV --
hybrid --
one-page CV --
Medical CVs --
Academic CVs --
Teaching CVs --
biographical CV --
10. Special additions --
personal website --
Blogs --
special report for the employer --
11. High-impact covering letters --
role of the covering letter --
Ten top tips on getting covering letters right --
useful framework --
12. fine art of presentation --
Mistakes to avoid --
How to create a visually attractive CV --
difference that layout can make --
Sending CVs by e-mail --
13. Embarrassments and how to handle them --
Spinning, lies and fraud --
Why it matters not to lie --
Common CV embarrassments and how to get around them --
14. CV section --
Manager NHS --
Postgraduate with little work experience --
Salesperson to manager --
IT expert to salaried job --
Job hopper.
Responsibility: Jenny Rogers.
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