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Thursday, 19 April 2012

Candidates 'need to set their CV out properly'

People on the hunt for new roles need to perfect the layout of their CV in order to maximise their chances of recruitment success, it has been recommended.

That is the opinion of Charlie Ryan, owner of therecruitmentqueen.com, who said it can be "tricky" for candidates to set their CVs apart from other applicants, but ensuring it is beautifully presented is a step in the right direction.

She suggested it should be done in Arial font size 10 or 11, depending on what looks best on the page, with every bold or underlined heading margined correctly and never inconsistent.

"So, for example, if you have sub-headers for employment and another for education and both are in bold, but only one is underlined - that is just inconsistent and it shows you don't appreciate the finer points of detail required," the expert pointed out.

Ms Ryan noted that spelling and grammar still plays a major part and employers will delete or throw away applications because of mistakes.

Likewise, if a covering letter does not follow the guidelines then in many cases employers will not even open the CV.

Following these simple steps can often be the difference between getting an interview or the CV not even being read, the expert added.

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Posted by Wayne BlyADNFCR-1617-ID-801344549-ADNFCR

Original: Salespeak News

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