The primary function of your Curriculum Vitae (CV) is to provoke a positive response from employers. It is not to tell a long story about your past. Well prepared job candidates engage employers by their ability to sell and promote their job capabilities in the language that employers respond well to. They communicate their message in a positive and honest way through their CV. Their positive attitude has a positive effect on the employers they meet and increases their chance of success.
Does your job search have that all-important necessary magic ingredient?
Imagine the headline - the headline announcing your new job appointment. What will it say? Will it be one of the following positive or negative announcements?
Now take another look at your current CV. How positive is this CV of yours? Will it deliver the positive or the negative announcements?
Research has shown that, when asked, recruiters said they spent around 6 minutes reviewing each CV. That was a lie. In fact, they spend less than 6 seconds. You can create a positive response in just 6 seconds. The prospective employer is either in awe of you or isn't. "That is the value of a positive CV", says Sarah Berry. "When I first began writing professional CVs over 20 years ago people often asked me what is so special about your CV? In order to demonstrate the value of a professionally written CV I developed the CV assessment product to show the difference between a CV with impact and an ordinary CV. The CV assessment evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of every part of the current CV and covering letter.
Candidates receive a commentary of over 500 words in length, a detailed assessment covering 40 important aspects that need to be included in a CV if it is to score a maximum 100 out of 100. Sections of the CV are cut and pasted into the on-line assessment page and held within your own secure area. The consultant adds his/her words of advice on how to improve the CV to give it maximum impact. The assessment provides the candidate with all the necessary feedback on his/her CV allowing him/her to decide what positive action needs to be taken."
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Choosing your CVs Fixation Points
Putting the perfect CV together proves to be a challenge for most people. Unlike most documents is it rarely read from beginning to end. It is more like a webpage than a book. To help you, Career Consultants provide a free CV scanning and analysis service. All you need to do is upload your CV below and tell us a little about yourself.
It is quick, easy and free and can make all the difference between your new getting a positive response from employers and recruiters and no response at all.
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