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Tailor your CV for Periods of Self Employment

Friday, November 6th, 2009

It must be well known that employers are frequently wary of giving full time jobs to people who have previously been long-term self employed.

When writing a CV it is always a good idea to put yourself in the position of the prospective employer, writing from an objective viewpoint and this is particularly important for people in this situation.

So to create a CV which overcomes this problem, the first thing we need to do is to ask ‘why?’ and then directly address those issues. (more…)

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Other Information

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

When writing a CV, I often include a section entitled ‘other information’.  Most of the items included under this heading are, of course, optional, but then, as you probably know, there are no hard and fast rules for CV writing. A CV is a marketing document, for use in a very competitive environment and its one and only function is to give information, usually to a prospective employer in support of a job application.  What information you give is entirely up to you.  (more…)

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