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High Impact CVs (52 Brilliant Ideas) [Kindle Edition]

John Middleton
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Recruiters spend on average 8 seconds reading a CV before they decide whether to continue, so a hard-hitting CV is the first crucial step in getting onto the shortlist. In High impact CVs recruitment specialist John Middleton helps determined applicants make a brilliant first impression, and deals with everything from handling CV skeletons to writing a winning covering letter. It is aimed at anyone with career ambitions – from first jobbers to senior managers looking for new challenges.

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"...this book deserves its place as a well structured, thorough and
informative guide." -- ISCO Careerscope magazine, May 2005

"...Useful for anyone who wants to progress in their career...
gives unequivocal advice [for]... when writing your CV."
-- BMJ Careers, 23rd September 2006

"...helps you to present yourself and your experience, skills,
qualifications... in your best light." -- BMJ Careers, 23rd September 2006

From the Inside Flap

Make it clear to colleagues past and present that you are very happy to act as a referee for them. Not only does it earn you their gratitude, it helps you to keep tabs on who is moving where, and in so doing provides with a superb range of networking contacts in different organisations.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 584 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Infinite Ideas; 2Rev Ed edition (6 April 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004VDK4EO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #361,404 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Ideas for High Impact CVS 25 Jan. 2005
By A Customer
I have several CV books but brought this one online after browsing at the bookshop. I can honestly say that unlike most of my other books, most of the ideas in this book were new and useful - with 'idea' chapters specially catering for all situations from how to present yourself in your CV if you are a serial job-hopper to how to overcome a long stay in just one job. I know that I now am better placed to write a new CV to get my dream job. The other books in this series are also worth checking out.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book 25 Jun. 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I downloaded this to my kindle because it was free and didn't have very high expectations, but I'm very pleased to say it did the trick!

I have a few books on CV writing and thought my CV was pretty good until I read this. Based on the recommendations, I totally re-vamped my CV and managed to get 3 interviews and a job offer with a top company within 6 weeks which is a record for me, it usually takes me an average of 3 months to find a new role.

For me, the most useful advice was :
1) Strip out any irrelevant information
2) Tailor your CV for each role, showcasing only the achievements/skills that are most relevant to the role in question
3) Frame your achievements in a way that demonstrates and quantifies your value-add

The above also helped me to focus my thoughts and naturally caused me to tailor my approach in interviews.

I was also shocked to realise that most people don't read your whole CV so if the first half of the first page doesn't grab the hiring manager's attention you can forget it...

In summary, great book, highly recommended and better than other books that I've paid for.
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4.0 out of 5 stars It does exactly as it says on the cover 18 May 2013
By George
Format:Kindle Edition
This book is an excellent read and very helpful for those wishing to put the 'oomph' into their CV's.

I nearly paid a professional agency to revise my CV....but i would have put as much time and effort in and possibly wouldn't have had the same brilliant result.

Thanks to this book, I've saved some pounds and bought a new suit instead.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Useful for job hunters 12 April 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
As a recent graduate, many of the little tips and hints in this book have helped me to improve my CV. Although a few are not relevant, it has contributed towards job applications and since the book was free, I cannot complain about its contents.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good down to earth guide to CV writing. 5 Jun. 2014
By Banasam
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Anyone struggling to know where to start or even just wanting ideas to refresh an old CV will find this book useful. It is quite up to date with expectations of current employers and recruitment establishments.
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