Career advice

A chance to sell yourself

A good CV should make the reader want to meet you. It should tell a compelling story that will make a potential employer want to find out more.

A good CV should make the reader want to meet you. It should tell a compelling story that will make a potential employer want to find out more. Picture credit: iStock

All CVs should have a personal profile. Think of the reasons why someone should hire you, then write a paragraph about yourself, and put it at the top of the page.

Your CV should not be just a list of jobs you have had, followed by brief summaries of the work you did and your education. Employers want to see your personality as well as your qualifications. Be positive – put yourself over confidently and highlight your strong points.

You might be a nurse with ten years’ experience, but how do your skills differ from those of countless other nurses ambitious for promotion? What is your place in the world of

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