Creating a CV


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An online tool to create a CV for you. Good feedback from employers about this format.


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Secret of getting an Interview … don’t hide references!

References and testimonials increase the chances of a resume being read. A statement from another person carries more weight that what you say about yourself.

Rather than writing “references available on request” create a reference heading and add a snippet from each referee so employers can read what others say about you when they’re reading your resume.

We live in an endorsement driven society where recommendations of others influence what we buy, view or listen to. Example:

  • “Jenny is an excellent student who has leadership qualities” Joan B. Year 12 Teacher.
  • “A keen footballer, John works hard staying fit, never misses training and gets on well with team mates.” Bill S. Football Coach