You’re Hired! CVs is essential reading for putting together the best possible CV for the job you want, whether you’re just starting out or moving your career forward. This book guides you through the preparation process to identify your most relevant skills and experiences for the position you are applying for.
At its most simple level, your CV is a historical record of who you are, what you have done and your contact details. The first step therefore in writing a new CV, or even revising an old one, is to ensure that the facts are complete, accurate and appropriate. This chapter is going to help you gather together and check that you have all of the factual information about yourself that is needed. This chapter will help you: – identify the essential information you need to include on your CV – decide which optional information you want to include – identify information that should definitely be left out – collect the information you need for easy reference.
From the Inside Flap
You’re hired – the words that every job applicant wants to hear. But with many more job-hunters than jobs available, the odds are stacked against you. You’re Hired! is a series of essential guides for job-hunters, showing you how to research, apply for and land the job of your dreams. Each book is written by an expert professional and is filled with tips, advice and practical exercises to help you prepare for every stage of your job search. Answering every question you have about the job-search process, this series provides the professional guidance and insider knowledge you need in order to beat the competition and hear those magic words – you’re hired!
From the Back Cover
Writing your CV is the first step to applying for a job but it can be a surprisingly difficult task. How do you convey your wealth of skills and experience in two short pages (and should it even be two pages)? How can you convince the recruiter that you should be top of their list for interview? CV writing looks like it should be easy to do. However, anyone who has tried it knows that selling your skills, and doing it well, is much more difficult than it seems. This step-by-step guide helps you turn a straightforward historical record of your experience into a carefully crafted business proposal, tackling all aspects of your CV from format to functionality. Divided into targeted sections, the book helps you to plan, gather information and then build a CV which presents you as an ideal candidate. Filled with useful tips and practical activities to ensure you present your skills and experience in the most positive and appropriate way, this book will set you on the way to creating a CV that positions you as a front-runner for the interview finishing line.
Corinne Mills Biography
Corinne is the Managing Director of Personal Career Management, the UK’s leading career coaching and outplacement company (www.personalcareermanagement.com). She has worked as a career coach for over 20 years and has worked with thousands of individuals to help them move into their target role. Before career management she worked in senior HR roles so she understands the recruitment process from both sides of the interview table. She regularly appears in the national press including the Guardian, Telegraph, FT and Sunday Times as well as industry journals and lifestyle magazines. She also frequently appears on BBC television and radio, Radio 4, BBC News, Sky and ITV commenting on career related issues.
Her CV book has been the UK’s best-selling CV book since its first publication in 2009. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
Corinne’s early career was somewhat different. Until the age of 26 Corinne worked as an actress in theatre and television and was the lead singer of a punk rock band. An interesting career change! Her books include the UK’s best-selling CV book “You’re Hired! How to write a brilliant CV” and her new expanded version of her best-seller “Career Coach”.
Top Customer Reviews
Darren Priest: 5.0 out of 5 stars – An outstanding book
There are lot of these books on the market and one cannot help but feel that some are only published to take advantage of these hard times. This book is not one of these. It is the best and most accessible book of its kind I have seen.
I use it often and it has given me lots of idea to help clients with CVs. The CVs that come from it receive high praise and get people jobs.
Mr. C. S. Richardson: 5.0 out of 5 stars – I found it really useful.
If you have a CV and want to use industry standard tips then this is the book for you. I found it really useful.
Noro Voros: 5.0 out of 5 stars – Five Stars
Very helpful. I got the job!