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CVs For Dummies, 2nd Edition

CVs For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Lois-Andrea Ferguson, Joyce Lain-Kennedy

ISBN: 978-1-119-99916-4

Oct 2009

266 pages

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$22.99

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Description

A high quality CV is essential for anyone who wants to get ahead, especially in today’s competitive job market. This fully updated guide shows readers how to create a brilliant CV that’ll get them noticed – and the job they deserve. With dozens of useful sample CVs from a diverse range of industries and age groups, plus advice on structure, language and classic CV mistakes that could be holding them back, this book is the easiest way to a CV tune-up, and a dream job.

The new and updated CVs For Dummies 2nd Edition contains:

  • Information on bouncing back from redundancy
  • Tips on looking for work in a hostile job market
  • Extended information on the graduate recruitment process
  • A question and answer section on online application forms
  • A brand new chapter on cover letters

CVs For Dummies 2nd Edition covers:

Part I: Pitching Your CVs in a Fierce Marketplace

  • Chapter 1: The Versatile CV Is So Five Minutes Ago
  • Chapter 2: New Quick Ways to Find the Right Jobs
  • Chapter 3: Make Your CV Stand Out Among the Web giants
  • Chapter 4: Familiar Search Tools Making a Stance

Part II: The Rise and Reign of the Powerful CV

  • Chapter 5: Creating Your Best CV
  • Chapter 6: Flowing Contents vs. Jarring Detail
  • Chapter 7: Words That Always Make the Mark
  • Chapter 8: Catch The Eye In Three Seconds With Design
  • Chapter 9: CVs for Your Life’s Changing Phases
  • Chapter 10: The Graduate vs. the Corporate World
  • Chapter 11: The Bare Essentials: That Crucial Cover Letter

Part III: Bringing It All Together

  • Chapter 12: A Sampling of Targeted CVs by Industry and Career Field 
  • Chapter 13: A Sampling of Targeted CVs  by Experience Level and Age
  • Chapter 14: A Sampling of Targeted CVs  for Special Circumstances
  • Chapter 15: A Sampling of Extreme CV Makeovers
  • Chapter 16: Successful Solutions to CV Problems

Part IV: Launching Your CV Into Orbit

  • Chapter 17: References Authenticate Your CV
  • Chapter 18: Follow-up on Launch and Touch down
  • Chapter 19: Almost Got the Interview Date? Prepare Yourself

Part V: The Part of Tens

  • Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Prove Your Claims
  • Chapter 21: Ten Ways to Improve Your CV
  • Chapter 22: Ten Tips on Choosing Professional CV Help
  • Chapter 23: Ten Things that Annoy Recruiters
  • Chapter 24: Your Ten-Point CV Checklist
Introduction.

Part I: Pitching Your CV in a Fierce Marketplace.

Chapter 1: The Generic CV Is Past Its Sell-By Date.

Chapter 2: Quick Online Ways to Find the Right Jobs.

Chapter 3: Spotlighting Your CV in a Web 2.0 World.

Chapter 4: Familiar Search Tools That Aren’t Quite Dormant.

Part II: The Rise and Reign of the Targeted CV.

Chapter 5: Creating Your Best CV.

Chapter 6: Flowing Content Versus Jarring Detail.

Chapter 7: Words That Make the Mark.

Chapter 8: Catching the Eye in Three Seconds Flat.

Chapter 9: CVs for Your Life’s Changing Phases.

Chapter 10: Nabbing a Job as a New Graduate.

Chapter 11: The Bare Essentials of a Cover Letter.

Part III: Bringing It All Together: Sample Targeted CVs.

Chapter 12: Targeted CVs by Industry and Career Field.

Chapter 13: Targeted CVs by Experience Level and Age.

Chapter 14: Targeted CVs for Special Circumstances.

Part IV: Launching Your CV Into Orbit.

Chapter 15: References Authenticate Your CV.

Chapter 16: Following Up on Your CV.

Chapter 17: Almost Got the Interview Date? Prepare Yourself.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 18: More than Ten Ways to Prove Your Claims.

Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Improve Your CV.

Chapter 20: Ten Things that Annoy Recruiters.

Chapter 21: Ten Tips on Choosing Professional CV Help.

Chapter 22: Your Ten-Point CV Checklist.

Index.