Preparing your CV and job applications
Having worked out where to find work, now you need to start applying, and this will take a considerable amount of your time. Look at the publicly available websites to see what sort of CV your preferred industry expects. And make sure that each time you send your CV out to an employer it covers the relevant information that will appeal to that particular employer. Although its tempting to keep the CV general and use the same one each time, you are trying to convince someone that you are the solution to their problems, so you need to show that you understand their very specific problems.
While there are lots of agencies that will prepare a CV for you, its much better for you to write your own in your own words, so that you can demonstrate the skills that only you possess.
Then the application – give yourself plenty of time to do a good job. Its very apparent if you rush an application in at the last minute. Make sure you address each and every aspect of the job description and person specification, giving a brief example of how you meet their requirements.
For many jobs you will need to apply with a CV. Make sure yours presents your skills, experience and professionalism in the best possible light. No two CVs are alike, but these tips will help make yours the best it can be.
There are so many different formats and approaches that you could choose for your CV. How can you make sure that yours gets taken seriously and gives you the best chance of being selected for interview?
The Internet plays a major part in many organisations' recruitment processes. Start following these tips to build an online profile that helps you secure the job you are looking for.
A picture is worth a thousand words, or so the saying goes. That's why you need to make the time to take a smart, professional photo to complete your LinkedIn profile.
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