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Friday 11 February 2011

CVs 'should be viewed as a sales pitch'

People putting together a CV should view the document as a "sales pitch" in applying for a job, including one in sales recruitment, a sector expert has suggested.

A CV is person's way of promoting themselves without prior contact and candidates should therefore bear this in mind when constructing it, according to Peter Panayotou, senior consultant at the Write Stuff.

He explained that the majority of employers will expect candidates to adopt this approach anyway and this often means elaborating on a qualification or skill - though he warned against overdoing this.

"With an application form, of course, you have to be factual because you are essentially signing a declaration at the end and that becomes part of your contract of employment - that's a legal document, whereas a CV is not," Mr Panayotou said.

A recent study carried out by Kroll found that employment and education have consistently been the sections of people's CVs where discrepancies have been most likely to occur in the last three years.

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Source: Salespeak News

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