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Write a CV you can be proud of

by Fiona Christie on May 8, 2013

I have just edited my prezi on writing a CV. Help with CVs is probably one of the most sought after services we offer in Careers & Employability, so I wanted to make my presentation available online. Writing a CV is often a hard thing for people to do, even though I know there are so many step by step guides (my prezi included).

I think what makes it so challenging, is that doing a good CV needs you to know yourself well and then be able to use vocabulary to sell yourself. The CV is a combination of an authentic written confessional mixed with a personal ad.  No wonder, many of us hate doing one.

So don’t keep putting if off – just get on with it and update your CV!  If you are one of our students and graduates, some and get some help from us in doing this.

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job May 16, 2013 at 8:56 am

Writing a cv can be sometimes very demanding and you would need to do the best to be the best. You resume needs to be simple and clear. It speaks better to your employer when you go straight to the point.

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Lis Mcguire December 2, 2013 at 1:09 pm

The biggest problem I encounter as a professional CV writer is that even the best writers struggle to make themselves look good. It can be hard for people to drop the stiff upper lip along with the over-modesty.
Some of the most talented and intelligent people struggle to get interviews due to the fact they undersell themselves. Getting another person to help you is the best way to make sure you don’t get overlooked purely because you can’t make yourself look good.

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