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How to Write a Winning CV (Arrow Business Books)





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Alan Jones' How to Write a Winning CV is one of hundreds of books providing advice on this subject. What makes it different, you may ask? Well... the difference lies in its perspective. This book is not just about constructing the perfect tool with which to promote your skills and expertise, but also and more importantly perhaps, it's about attitude. "You are the product," says Jones, "your CV is the packaging and the employer is the consumer. A winning CV must be sstimulating enough to generate the interest of the reader."

Getting that interview is hard enough with all the current pressures of the job market. Your CV is your marketing tool. It's that little bit of paper on which you can sell your strengths and hide or defend your weaknesses. Jones very competently takes us through the structure of the perfect CV, and uses several examples to show how rewording a sentence, or using a dictionary can make all the difference between being a winner and a loser. He also provides a series of sample covering letters to make sure that you maximize your chances of getting that interview.

Your CV is a means to an end. However, once you've got that vital foot in the door, it's up to you to prove that you can actually do the job and being able to do this competently is less about being the right person for the job and more about knowing how to play the interview game. But just in case you slip up, Jones has also written another handy little book called Winning at Interview. With this combination of information, how can you possibly fail? --Aruna Vasudevan

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