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.
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Posted by John Oak
Origin: Salespeak News