The CV Book: Your Definitive Guide to Writing the Perfect CV
The best and most up-to-date guidance available on writing and presenting the perfect CV is back in a new edition. This is the most definitive and well-researched guide to planning, writing and presenting compelling CVs to maximise your chances of getting an interview. The guidance in this book has been tried, tested and honed to perfection. The unique content includes a chapter on avoiding the most common CV mistakes, which only a few of the very best CVs actually manage to do. Written by the CEO of the UK's leading CV consultancy service, James Innes, the book is supported by exclusive online tools and bonus content including sample CV templates to help you target your CV to the specific industry you're applying to.
James Innes is the Founder and Chief Executive of The CV Centre - the UK's leading CV consultancy. Following more than a decade of experience heading up The CV Centre, James is now widely considered to be one of the UK's leading careers experts. He regularly participates at recruitment fairs and conferences as a sought-after guest speaker, as well as being interviewed on TV and radio. The CV Book sits alongside James's other careers publishing which include the bestselling The Interview Book and The Interview Question and Answer Book both published by Pearson.
Part 1: Laying the foundations: getting the basics right 1 Why are CVs so important? 2 Aesthetics and presentation: looking good on paper 3 Content and style: what to say and how to say it 4 Structure: which type of CV is right for you? Part 2: Building your CV: section by section 5 Personal details 6 Professional profile 7 Objective 8 Education and qualifications 9 Career history 10 Key skills 11 Achievements 12 Other details 13 Interests and activities Part 3: The 15 most common CV writing mistakes 14 How to avoid them! Part 4: When the usual rules don't apply ... 15 Ten solutions for ten potential problems 16 Special cases - professions where the rules are different 17 CVs and resumes - looking for work abroad Part 5: Tailoring your CV 18 How to adapt your CV for every application Part 6: Digital considerations 19 Applying for jobs online 20 LinkedIn Part 7: Looking at the whole picture 21 Cover letters 22 Application forms 23 Job hunting 24 Interviews 25 Your new job Part 8: CV and cover letter examples and templates 26 Twenty-one CV examples to help you write yours Part 9: My five top tips to make your CV stand out 27 How to make your CV stand out! Further reading and resources Appendix A: 250 action verbs Appendix B: 50 positive adjective Appendix C: 222 commonly misspelled words