High Powered CV's by Rachel Bishop-Firth

By Rachel Bishop-Firth

A well-written, well-designed CV is key. along with your letter it's the in basic terms factor a potential business enterprise has to head on. this article will support managers and execs industry themselves via their CVs to achieve managerial positions.

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Your CV or application form should have a highly professional image. A recruiter will typically spend only a couple of minutes scanning each CV. If they cannot see the information that they need right away, or your CV is full of spelling mistakes and badly photocopied on cheap paper, it will go into the reject pile. Make sure that the appearance of your CV maintains your professional image. Your CV or application form should: X be clear and easy to read X draw attention to your key selling points X be attractive and professionally presented.

Prepared to relocate within the UK’. If you are not prepared to relocate, omit this section. Employers like to know your date of birth. Recruiters feel that they can get a better picture of you if they know how old you are. If you omit this information, the recruiter will wonder why and may conclude that it must be because you are ‘too old’ for the job. Include your date of birth unless you are convinced that doing so will seriously prejudice the employer against your application. Don’t give your age, as this will make your CV out of date more quickly.

A short description of the business may help the reader (for example, ‘Smith and Jones Ltd are the largest manufacturer of quality widgets in the UK’). X Your job title(s), listed in reverse chronological order if you held more than one post with the organisation. If you never had a job title, or your title was confusing or misleading in some way, choose an appropriate name that accurately and honestly reflects what you did. For example, your firm might have called you an ‘Operations Support Analyst’, but it would be more helpful to tell the recruiter that you were a Market Researcher.

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