By Rachel Bishop-Firth
A well-written, well-designed CV is vital. along with your letter it's the purely factor a potential enterprise has to head on. this article is going to aid managers and pros marketplace themselves via their CVs to achieve managerial positions.
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Leave out details of old or irrelevant qualifications. Senior and professional CVs should not include information on any of the following: dates and grades of 'O' levels, GCSEs, etc. schools attended before the age of eleven courses that you failed or were unable to finish qualifications irrelevant to your present career, for example your secretarial training if you are now a manager. 52 The Res t o f You r CV If you cannot omit the last two without leaving an unexplained gap in your career history, keep the details as brief as possible.
For example, Steve's CV shown earlier in this chapter gives information on three skill areas - project management, business systems analysis, and information technology. A skills-based CV is organised around your most relevant and marketable skills. Exercise Look at your key selling points. Think through the last ten years of your career. Then ask yourself: What are my most marketable skills? What have I done in the last ten years that proves that I have these skills? What have my most important achievements been?
However, if you have held down a great number of jobs or have had a long career, then this may not be practical. If this is the case, select examples of the companies that you have worked for with an eye to the most recent, most prestigious and those with the closest links to the recruiting company or industry. Summaries If you have had a long career, your CV should concentrate on posts that you have held in recent years. Much less information needs to be given on earlier jobs, particularly those you held over 15 years ago.