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Your CV – a To-do list to start 2016

And so our career action plans for 2016 continue.

Last week our list of career things to do in 2016 continued with heaps of fab tips and links to previous articles on the process of Searching and Applying for Jobs. This was actually the second part of this series of recap posts, the first being Social Media for your Job Search.

This week however, it is the turn of the CV. We’re signposting you to a whole bunch of articles and tips posts that we hope will help ensure that your CV is as professional and relevant as possible.

So let’s start with some basics…

cvimageNeed help with the basics? Our post on Improving your CV – Basic Tips should help, so too will the tips we’ve outlined in  5 Ways to Improve Your CV.

We previously reported that one in three British CVs contain a spelling error and it’s not unusual for a recruiter or hiring manager to find and be put off by mistakes on a CV. With this in mind then, it’d be worthwhile reading about the Top CV Mistakes You Should Avoid and the CV-MistakesTop 5 CV Mistakes which many candidates make.

Making a good first impression with your CV is key, therefore it’d be worth checking out Your CV, How to make a good first impression and 5 Ways to make your CV stand out. And lest we forget – don’t miss the Best Words to Use in your CV.

If you are worried that your CV doesn’t perhaps make the grade then it might also be wise to find out how to Handle Gaps on your CV or 5 Ways to give your CV a makeover.

Need some more specific advice? Here are a few posts that focus on specific types of job-seekers –

And if you think you still need some final prep work before you submit your CV – then read over our Last Minute CV Checklist post! Phew!


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