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Thursday 22 March 2012

CVs and cover letters 'are there to display a person's abilities'

People who are applying for a new job should always ensure their cover letter and CV are up to scratch.

Fintan O'Toole, the chairman of the Croydon Chamber of Commerce and a HR Expert, believes that a cover letter is there to display the skills and attributes that a jobseeker can offer to a potential employer.

On top of this, Mr O'Toole noted that a person's resume should always be exclusive to one role, instead of "being a broad brush application to any job".

The HR Expert acknowledged: "When you're applying for a job, you need to be very specific in identifying what it is that the potential employer is looking for."

In other advice when applying for a job, Tara Daynes, a HR consultant and trainer, recently pointed out that people should display a long-term commitment to a company in order to boost their chances of employment.

This is because a hiring manager is more likely to opt for someone who intends to stick around for a while, instead of a jobseeker who is just there until a better opportunity comes along.

For some of the best CV advice and tips visit the career tools section of www.aaronwallis.co.uk. Stacked with hints, tips and advice the Aaron Wallis career tools section is the right solution for you.

Posted by Richard Esquilant

Source: Salespeak News

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