Cv Writing Tips - How is a Good Cv Used?

by Mike Kelley - Date: 2008-11-15 - Word Count: 341 Share This!

How is a Good CV Used?

The good news is that your CV may be used in various ways for different purposes, but your CV is not written to get a job. It is a self-marketing tool to get you a meeting or job interview.

When responding to an advertised job vacancy, a well written CV and a good covering letter will be instrumental in obtaining those vital interviews.

Most recruiters use CVs as a method of screening people out rather than in, so pay attention to avoiding the pitfalls and any negative statements, always be positive, communicating your aspirations, skills, demonstrated abilities and achievements. (You can download a free CV template to suit your profession and job search needs online at my website).

If an appointment is being headhunted, a Researcher or a Search Consultant handling the assignment will speak to the job candidate before you provide a CV to the employer before or during an interview. You job candidate will have learned a good deal about the job before the delivery of the CV. Usually Head-hunters will not pass your CV on to the employer. Instead, they should make a CV or profile for you, the job candidate. You may send your CV to Head-hunters on a speculative basis. It may then used to decide whether or not to put you on their database.

When you are networking, you may take your CV along to meetings with a view either to asking for advice on it or in order to give copies to your network contacts, which they may in turn pass on to other people who could have a job for you.

When you are making speculative applications, you are initially likely to send a letter, rather than a CV, perhaps taking your CV along to any meetings you obtain. It will then be used in much the same way that slides or handouts are at a presentation - as something to refer to in order to give structure to the session and as a reminder, afterwards, of the key points.

Mike Kelley

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