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Get That Job With The Right CV [electronic resource] : Teach Yourself

By: Material type: Computer fileComputer filePublisher number: 9780340991503Series: TY Business SkillsPublication details: London : Hodder Education, 2010.ISBN:
  • 9781444125139
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: Get That Job With The Right CV : Teach YourselfDDC classification:
  • 650.142
LOC classification:
  • HF5383
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Contents:
Cover; Book title; Contents; Meet the author; Foreword; Only got a minute?; Only got five minutes?; Only got ten minutes?; 1 How this book can help you; Competition for jobs; What is a CV?; How can I write a CV?; The benefits of writing your own CV; Hard evidence; CVs as personal trainers; A personal CV; Cost-cutting CVs; Realistic CV; Getting the most out of this book; Where to start; What about using a professional CV writer?; Take your time; When should I start my CV?; Ten things to remember; Part one: Preparing the details; 2 Getting the basic details together; Personal details
10 Being specific (1) - targeting an industry
Brief employmentHow to use honest SPIN; Work on your 'story'; Work on your positive story; Reason for leaving; Employer criticism; Employment tribunals; Rehabilitation of offenders; Concealing a spent conviction; Convictions that are not spent; Illness; Proof; Disability; General rules for explaining gaps; Mind your language; Looking beyond your CV; Ten things to remember; 9 Jargon: when to include, explain or avoid; What is jargon?; Rules for jargon; Job titles; Ten things to remember; Part four: Targeting it carefully; Professionally written CVs; Target your CV every time
Personal informationEducation; Career, employment or work history; Your first job; Voluntary work; Write what you did; Professional qualifications and memberships; Further skills and training; Interests; References; Beware!; Ten things to remember; Part two: Writing the basics; 3 What skills do you have?; What makes you attractive?; Make it personal; Prove yourself; Building your Employment section; What everyone wants; Top ten generic skills; Convince an employer of your skills; Actions speak louder than words; Specialist skills; Ten things to remember; 4 How to SHORTlist your best points
Present vs. past tenseRefining your adjectives; Use your power carefully; Use power where it counts; Avoid repetition; Reducing word count, not power; Refining/adding power; Ten things to remember; 7 True lies: when marketing becomes deceit; Education lies; Employment lies; Other lies; What's the worst that can happen?; When does a stretch become a lie?; What if I'm just not good enough?; Do I have to be honest about everything?; If I can't lie, what can I do?; Ten things to remember; 8 Honest spin: handling problem areas; Gaps in employment; Mind the gap; Temporary employment
What makes a good example?How do I SHORTlist my examples?; Specific; Honest; Outcome; Realistic; Transferable; Starting with your own examples; Ten things to remember; 5 Prioritizing the essentials; Time constraints; Knowledge constraints; Start as you mean to go on; Converting SHORTlisted examples into a summary; Bulleted summary; Prose summary; 'I' or 'he/she'?; Be consistent; Ten things to remember; Part three: Refining your language; 6 Effective language to make you stand out; The basic rules of CV writing; Why action words matter; Refining your action words; Power action words
Summary: Get the job you want with this start-to-finish guide to writing the perfect CV.
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Cover; Book title; Contents; Meet the author; Foreword; Only got a minute?; Only got five minutes?; Only got ten minutes?; 1 How this book can help you; Competition for jobs; What is a CV?; How can I write a CV?; The benefits of writing your own CV; Hard evidence; CVs as personal trainers; A personal CV; Cost-cutting CVs; Realistic CV; Getting the most out of this book; Where to start; What about using a professional CV writer?; Take your time; When should I start my CV?; Ten things to remember; Part one: Preparing the details; 2 Getting the basic details together; Personal details

10 Being specific (1) - targeting an industry

Brief employmentHow to use honest SPIN; Work on your 'story'; Work on your positive story; Reason for leaving; Employer criticism; Employment tribunals; Rehabilitation of offenders; Concealing a spent conviction; Convictions that are not spent; Illness; Proof; Disability; General rules for explaining gaps; Mind your language; Looking beyond your CV; Ten things to remember; 9 Jargon: when to include, explain or avoid; What is jargon?; Rules for jargon; Job titles; Ten things to remember; Part four: Targeting it carefully; Professionally written CVs; Target your CV every time

Personal informationEducation; Career, employment or work history; Your first job; Voluntary work; Write what you did; Professional qualifications and memberships; Further skills and training; Interests; References; Beware!; Ten things to remember; Part two: Writing the basics; 3 What skills do you have?; What makes you attractive?; Make it personal; Prove yourself; Building your Employment section; What everyone wants; Top ten generic skills; Convince an employer of your skills; Actions speak louder than words; Specialist skills; Ten things to remember; 4 How to SHORTlist your best points

Present vs. past tenseRefining your adjectives; Use your power carefully; Use power where it counts; Avoid repetition; Reducing word count, not power; Refining/adding power; Ten things to remember; 7 True lies: when marketing becomes deceit; Education lies; Employment lies; Other lies; What's the worst that can happen?; When does a stretch become a lie?; What if I'm just not good enough?; Do I have to be honest about everything?; If I can't lie, what can I do?; Ten things to remember; 8 Honest spin: handling problem areas; Gaps in employment; Mind the gap; Temporary employment

What makes a good example?How do I SHORTlist my examples?; Specific; Honest; Outcome; Realistic; Transferable; Starting with your own examples; Ten things to remember; 5 Prioritizing the essentials; Time constraints; Knowledge constraints; Start as you mean to go on; Converting SHORTlisted examples into a summary; Bulleted summary; Prose summary; 'I' or 'he/she'?; Be consistent; Ten things to remember; Part three: Refining your language; 6 Effective language to make you stand out; The basic rules of CV writing; Why action words matter; Refining your action words; Power action words

Get the job you want with this start-to-finish guide to writing the perfect CV.