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Ultimate CV: over 100 winning CVs to help you get the interview and the job

Author: Yate, Martin Publisher: Kogan Page, 2008.Edition: 2nd ed.Language: EnglishDescription: 293 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780749453275Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes index
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Ultimate CV Over 100 winning CVs to help you get the interview and the job Contents Introduction 1 The power of a great CV Why you need a CV and how it is processed on the other side of the desk. How this book will help you create a CV that gets the attention your career demands. A strong focus leads to positive results 4; The long and the short of it 5 2 Three ways to sum yourself up Different CV styles have evolved to help you effectively package your career regardless of your current situation: what they are and which CV style is right for you. The chronological CV 9; The functional CV 11; The combination chrono-functional CV 14 1 3 8 3 The basic ingredients 17 There are some basic content rules for productive CVs: what must always go in, what can never go in, and what may be appropriate depending on your background. What must always go in 17; What can never go in 29; Judgement calls 32 4 The ultimate CV How to assemble the raw materials for a CV that will consistently get read and acted upon. The secret of CV writing 37; Questionnaire, part one: raw materials 37; Professional behaviours 40; Questionnaire, part two: details, details, details 44; Do your credentials warrant the target job? 45 36 5 Writing the basic CV Putting it all together on paper and in an electronic document, with advice on the CV keywords that make your CV visible in those online CV banks. Choose a layout 47; Filling in the picture: chronological CVs 48; Editing and polishing 52; The proofreading checklist for your final draft 59; Crossing the T's, dotting the l's 62; More than one CV 62; What's next? 62 6 The final product All the steps necessary to edit, check and polish your CV for delivery through e-mail or traditional mail. Avoiding the circular file 63; Fonts 64; How to brighten the page 64; Proofing 64; Appearance checklist 64; Choosing your paper 65; The final checklist 65 47 63 7 How to use the internet for your job search 66 Smart internet job search techniques, plus more ways to increase online CV visibility in those CV banks and on the employer's website. The electronic CV 67; How to convert your formatted CV to ASCII 69; Posting your CV, and tricks to online questionnaires 71; Sending your CV directly to companies and recruiters 74; Internet job search strategies 76 8 Cover letters 80 Even the best CV needs a cover letter to personalize its message; the essentials of productive cover letters plus a selection of samples. How to use a cover letter to update an old CV. Cover letter rules 81; Writing the cover letter 86; The executive briefing 87 9 A balanced job search Final considerations to maximize the impact of your CV in a job search. 10 The CVs Based on real CVs that got real jobs for real people. Healthcare CVs Registered nurse Registered nurse Registered nurse Hospital nurse 93 95 96 97 98 99 Trauma treatment Nurse Occupational therapist Ophthalmic doctor assistant/technician Dental assistant Medical assistant Medical assistant Occupational health services manager Pharmaceutical sales and service Medical sales representative Medical equipment sales Pharmacy technician Medical technology sales Pharmaceutical sales representative Education CVs Preschool teacher Educational programme manager Teacher (entry-level) Teacher (experienced) Teacher (specialist) Computer and IT CVs Network administrator/programmer Computer support technician Software developer/project manager Network administrator Software designer Technical support specialist Web developer/programmer Network architecture specialist Software development Systems and network manager Telecommunications/information systems management Information systems audit and control Social work and counselling CVs Counsellor Mental health counsellor (entry-level) Clinical psychologist/social services professional Guidance counsellor Social worker Substance abuse counsellor 101 103 104 105 106 108 109 110 112 114 115 116 117 119 120 121 123 124 125 126 127 128 130 133 135 137 139 141 143 145 146 147 148 150 152 154 155 Legal, law enforcement, and security CVs Paralegal Loss prevention management Police officer/security operations Security/operations management Security services sales Sales and marketing CVs Sales manager/office manager Auto sales and service Advertising sales (entry-level) International sales/marketing manager Database administration Sales and marketing director Sales executive Senior account executive Pharmaceutical rep Property development Finance, banking, and insurance CVs Bank branch management Financial services Accounting and administrative assistant Financial consultant Credit analyst Credit and collections Insurance claims specialist Insurance executive Media and public relations CVs Communications Publishing/marketing professional Event planner Operations management and human resources CVs Human resources manager Human resources Placement services Trainer Operations/human resources manager Inventory manager/store manager Purchasing director Purchasing manager 156 157 159 161 163 164 166 167 168 170 171 173 174 176 177 179 181 183 184 185 186 188 189 191 192 193 195 197 199 200 202 205 207 210 Management consultant Traffic control (shipping and receiving) Vice president of operations Management CVs Emerging technologies executive Senior international marketing and business development executive Senior management executive Senior personnel manager Senior sales and marketing manager Senior technology executive Senior technology executive Administrative CVs Administrative assistant Receptionist Office support professional Office assistant (initial CV) Office assistant (revised CV) Retail and customer service CVs Customer service specialist Customer service professional Retail manager Store manager Visual merchandising specialist Merchandise buyer Sommelier Restaurant server Industry CVs Steamfitter Automotive service manager Heavy equipment driver Material handler Everyday job CVs Personal driver Property management (joint CV) Fitness trainer Beauty therapist Property management 211 212 213 215 218 220 222 224 226 228 230 231 233 234 235 237 239 240 241 242 244 245 246 247 248 250 251 252 254 255 257 258 The new executive CV Senior-level company executive Senior-level company executive (addendum) Senior executive--scientist Senior executive--scientist (adendum) Special reports Further reading from Kogan Page Index 259 261 266 269 274 279 287 290

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