Market yourself to potential employers by creating a personal brand.
Creating a CV
CV Must-Haves Return On Investment: Show measurable results, when possible be specific Visually appealing: Create a professional design that matches your brand Error-free: Double-check spelling, grammar Avoid “I” Concise: Keep sentences short and don’t worry about fragments
Keyword Enabled Reflect specific aspects of your background: – Job titles – Departments – Organisations The more you have, the better Know which ones to use by: – Looking at classified ads – Looking at CV of recently hired person
Common CV Pitfalls Unprofessionalism Carelessness Cuteness Irrelevance and fluff Vagueness Misrepresentation Pictures Overkill Underwhelming Longwindedness Editorialising Overpersonalising
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After Sending Your CV Always follow up: – By phone in one to two weeks – Keep it short and professional – Practice what you’ll say – Ask for an interview – Briefly recap your qualifications – Be politely persistent
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