Writing a CV
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3 November 2011 Last updated at 16:46 GMT Getting a CV up to scratch is an important part of the job searching process A good curriculum vitae - or CV - is vital when looking for work, especially when there are numerous candidates for the same job, so what should it contain? There is no perfect template, and each sector may require a different emphasis on a different aspect of the content, such as career history or qualifications. However, experts suggest there are some basic rules on how a CV should be written and the information that should be included.
Recently, I had a chance to read through a pile of graduate job applications . As I did so, I came to appreciate what Oscar Wilde had meant when he talked about the "vital importance of being earnest." Because after a day spent ploughing through dozens of application forms and CVs , earnest was the last word on my mind. Read too many graduate application forms in one sitting and it's like being stuck in a telephone box with Blackadder's Lord Flashheart: "Hey Melchie! Still worshipping God? Last time I heard he was worshipping me!"
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As we have mentioned in many articles, your CV is designed to do one thing: to get you an interview with a prospective employer. That means that every section of your CV must contain information of most value - and relevance - to the advertised position. And, your ‘Skills' section is arguably the most important part of your CV to employers. Hiring managers want to know what's in it for them.