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Thursday, 26 July 2012

A good CV 'is vital' when leaving university

It is vital that people leaving university have a CV that will help to set them apart from other candidates, one expert has pointed out.

Dan Hawes, co-founder at Graduate Recruitment Bureau, said that people's chances of gaining recruitment success will be severely constrained if their CV does not effectively "sell" them.

He elaborated: "It is so important to get a CV right. You've got to do your research, you've got to target who you send it to and make it relevant to the reader, otherwise your CV is not going to get read. It is so important to get that right."

People need to make sure that it is printed across two pages, that it is clear and easy to read, and that there are no spelling mistakes or grammatical errors – some of the common but unforgiveable things that many CVs contain.

"It is important to have a good covering letter as well. It is a sales document so you need to look at all of your positive attributes," the expert added.

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 John OakADNFCR-1617-ID-801413254-ADNFCR

Origin: Salespeak News

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