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Saturday, March 23, 2013

The importance of a good CV


The importance of a good CV
Feeling that you are in the wrong career or that you cannot get
the job you want can be very depressing. Finding a job, or a
better job, is fraught with difficulties at the best of times.
Having to present yourself in a positive light when you are
probably feeling overwhelmed, demoralized and not at your
most self-confident may seem just too challenging. Even the
most successful careerist can be anxious when it comes to
applying for new jobs. You need the right help to compile a CV
that will give you a big advantage in overcoming the hurdle of
this lack of confidence that can affect any of us.
Anything that aids you in your job search is valuable but a
good CV can be a real boon. A curriculum vitae is an extremely
versatile document and it can enhance your job prospects
regardless of your circumstances. You will benefit from
compiling a curriculum vitae whether you have:

  1. many qualifications or none;
  2.  had many jobs, or never worked;
  3. been unemployed for long periods;
  4. experienced career success or have not yet found your niche;
  5. excellent references or none.

When an employer is looking for an employee, one of the applicants
has to be successful. That person could be you – as long as
your CV stands out from the rest as being full of evidence that
you are the best candidate for the job. Equally important, if this
evidence is presented in a concise and attractive way, your CV
can be a powerful influence working for you. Your CV does not
have to knock all the others off the employer’s desk; it just has
to be up there amongst the most impressive so that you get
called in for an interview for the post.
Employers want an easy time when they are looking for suitable
candidates to employ. If they can spot a good potential employee
from the papers that arrive in response to a vacancy, they will
spend much less time than usual in finding the right person for the
job. Generally the numbers of people applying for every vacancy
mean that any typically busy recruiters are looking for a way of
reducing the number of CVs in front of them. Any that are less
impressive, not as well presented or in some way disappointing,
will be eagerly seized on – and thrown in the bin.
However, there is an even more important reason for having
your CV well prepared. Feeling in a position to apply for any
job that takes your fancy or being ready to submit an application
for a position that you hear of by chance, means that you
are in control. It may sound like a small aspect of your life – it is
one that is only represented by a couple of sheets of typed paper,
after all. However, if you think of the significance of being
confident of your ability to represent yourself at any time, in a
manner of which you can be proud, you can perhaps see how an
impressive CV under your belt can just be the tip of the iceberg.
Sometimes life can knock us off course, events can be bewildering
and being able to choose a career rather than just being
able to find a job, any job, looks like an optimistic dream. Taking
a step to equip yourself with the best possible CV could
be just the start of you gaining more confidence in your own
ability to affect your future across the range of activities in your
life. It is an assertive, self-confident, forward-looking act that
could lead to lots of other changes in your life

At Affinity we do not suscribe to the cult of positive thinking,
we suscribe to success through effort, reasoned thinking, planning,
preparation and perseverance.

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