Brilliant Graduate CV

Series
Pearson
Author
Jim Bright / Joanne Earl / David Winter  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
224
Pub.-date
November 2013
ISBN13
9781447921981
ISBN
1447921984
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Description

When you apply for your first job, your CV is compared to hundreds of others from graduates with similar academic credentials. You've only got the time it takes the employer to scan the pages to show how brilliant you are. How do you impress them when you don't know what employers are actually looking for? Brilliant CV tells you what they want and how to write it.

This new edition of the bestselling CV guide has been rewritten and redrafted to deliver specific advice for graduates on innovative approaches to writing your first CV, so now you can really shine out from the rest. Based on research among employers and recruiters, revealing what they look for, Brilliant CV will ensure your CV never fails to impress.

Table of Contents

About the authors

Acknowledgements

Introduction

 

Part 1 Writing a CV from scratch

1  How to sell yourself

2  The applicant-employer fit

3  Where is the prime suspect?

4  How to read a job ad

5  Job descriptions

6 Do you fit the job?

7  What sort of person are you?

8  Making the perfect fit

9  Presenting your CV

Part 2 The icing on the cake

10  Mind your language!

11  Using competency statements

12  Telling tales

13  Using career objectives

14  Job application letters

Part 3 The doctor is in - your problems solved

15  Addressing selection criteria

16 CV makeovers

17 Tricky CV issues

Part 4 Resource bank - useful ingredients and tips

18  Finding out, finding others and being found: job searching for a new decade

19  Internet sites and other resources

Back Cover

How do you get your CV to the top of the pile as a recent graduate?

When you apply for your first job, your CV is compared to hundreds of others from graduates with similar academic credentials. You've only got the time it takes the employer to scan the pages to show how brilliant you are. How do you impress them when you don't know what employers are actually looking for? Brilliant Graduate CV tells you what they want and how to write it. 

BRILLIANT OUTCOMES

· Learn how to write and tailor graduate CVs that make the shortlist

· Understand what employers love and loathe

· Identify your transferrable skills and experience and translate these into a winning CV

Find out what works in the real world and learn how to put it into practice through examples, exercises, samples and templates.

Author

Jim is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of New South Wales, Australia. He is the author of Should I Stay or Should I Go, published by Prentice Hall Business