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Just the Job! by John Lees

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CHAPTER SIX

Write your draft CV

THIS CHAPTER LOOKS AT:

  • Choosing an effective CV structure
  • Creating an Experience Databank
  • Filtering, editing and composing a CV that gets you into the interview room
  • How to design a CV if you hope to change sector

WHEN DO I NEED TO GET MY CV READY?

The vast majority of job seekers write a CV very early in the process and then tinker with it until they get a job. It never quite gets the message across, and even after a job offer candidates are unsure which parts worked. ‘Candidates rush into getting their CVs written too quickly,’ writes Keith Busfield, Director of Anderson Yorke. ‘It’s their first big demand of an outplacement programme. What people really need is an objective and a strategy. Writing your ...

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