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2. Applications

What’s in this chapter for you

  • Planning your CV/résumé
  • What to include
  • Writing strong covering letters
  • Speculative applications
  • Filling in application forms

‘I was very naive after I left college. I really thought my first CV was a masterpiece – eight pages of quirky autobiographical nuggets! It wasn’t until a friend of mine in a recruitment agency put me straight that I started getting interviews.’

Graham Hopkins, sales manager

You should by now have done the background work, and thought through the issues with regard both to what kind of job you want, and what kind of job you are likely to get. It is now time to think how you get the right information into the hands of potential employers.

The curriculum vitae/résumé

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