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Job Hunting for Rookies by LID Editorial

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CHAPTER 3

Constructing a solid CV

Tailoring individual CVs

Most job adverts receive many dozens – if not hundreds – of applications. In order to decide whom to invite to interview, the employer may spend as little as a minute glancing through each CV.

So savvy job seekers do everything in their power to help the employer to see immediately how they stack up to the requirements of the job. And they do this by tailoring each and every CV they send out.

Gone are the days of creating a single CV and sending it to every organization you might want to work for. Sure, that used to be standard practice maybe 10 or 15 years ago. But the job market is much more competitive now. And to keep up, you need to tailor every single CV you send out. Even if you ...

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