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These self promotion tools are the first thing an employer sees about you. If they are uninspiring and difficult to read, what will an employer conclude about you?
The main purpose of a curriculum vitae (CV) or resume is to persuade an employer that you have the skills and abilities they require, and get them to offer you a job interview.
A well-written and presented CV is therefore an essential part of the job seeking process. Your CV needs to offer a concise summary of your qualifications, competencies, experience and skillset. Try to limit your CV to two A4 pages and have it available in both print and electronic formats.
Most jobs require you to complete an application form. However, employers regularly tell us that they bin hundreds of applications due to:
Read Solent University's CV and application guide with examples of application forms, CVs and cover letters.
Many employers today expect you to use digital and social media tools in addition to a CV. Solent University has produced a useful guide* on how to use social media to your best advantage and also how to avoid the pitfalls.
*Solent Student Portal login details required
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