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7 Keys to a Winning CV: How to create a CV that gets results (Harriman Business Essentials)

7 Keys to a Winning CV: How to create a CV that gets results (Harriman Business Essentials) [Kindle Edition]

Mildred Talabi
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Do you want to create a CV but don't know where to start? Have you been out of work for a while and need to get back on the career ladder? Are you confused by the conflicting messages of what makes a good CV?Whether you are on your first, second or tenth CV, this dynamic book provides a very simple step-by-step guide to creating a CV that gets interviews!You will learn:- How to grab the employer's attention in just 30 seconds- How to present your skills and experience for maximum impact- Common CV crimes and mistakes and how you can avoid them- The seven essential keys to a great CV- How to create a cover letter that gives your CV the edge7 Keys to a Winning CV is packed full of good-quality, practical advice delivered in a straightforward manner. If you are new to the job market or returning after a career break or recent redundancy, this book will equip you with the tools, knowledge and confidence you need to move forward in your work life.

About the Author

Mildred Talabi is professional editor, writer and CV Consultant. As a speaker and trainer, she runs regular seminars and workshops on CV writing techniques which have helped hundreds of people overcome barriers to employment. Mildred is passionate about connecting people with jobs they love and is committed to helping as many people as possible access a more fulfilling and enjoyable work life. For more information please visit

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 691 KB
  • Print Length: 98 pages
  • Publisher: Harriman House (25 Oct 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #176,715 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Mildred Talabi is an award-winning UK-based careers blogger, speaker and writer with over eight years of experience in the careers industry.

Mildred's journey into careers was quite accidental; after graduating from university in 2004 with a degree in Creative Writing and Film Studies, and dreams of building a Rupert Murdoch-sized media empire, Mildred went on to train as a journalist at the top journalism institute, Harlow College, under a scholarship from News International.

She then worked for various publications, including The Guardian newspaper, before a two-year stint as a magazine Assistant Editor - where she was also responsible for recruitment -brought her face-to-face with what she describes as "horrific" CVs and cover letters on a regular basis. This eventually led Mildred to start her own freelance CV writing business and this is where her journey into CV writing and careers advice truly began.

At the beginning of 2011, Mildred penned her first book - 7 Keys to a Winning CV: How to create a CV that gets results - after training hundreds of jobseekers in her own 'science' of writing an interview-winning CV at her popular CV workshops and seminars across London. 7 Keys to a Winning CV was later published by Harriman House in September 2011 and has since gone on to help thousands more jobseekers in the UK and abroad.

Mildred's early freelance CV writing business officially became 'CV Makeover Expert' in January 2012, providing CV, cover letter, application form and LinkedIn writing support for professional jobseekers (

Named as one of The Guardian's 'Top Career Tweeters' of 2014, Mildred is passionate about people's work lives and spends most of her time giving keynote talks, running job-focused workshops, and writing and blogging about careers, in addition to helping young people find jobs at one of the largest youth centres in the UK.

When she's not immersed in the world of careers, Mildred enjoys watching "old school" murder mysteries like Poirot, critiquing films online or at the cinema, and eating out with her husband Malachi in new and different places.

To find out more, visit or follow Mildred on Twitter @mildredtalabi.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Much Needed New Guidance on CVs 5 Oct 2011
Many many books exist on writing CVs. The vast majority assume the CV is for a academically-oriented job seeker looking for a managerial, sales or other 'professional' career move up a familiar career ladder. But what about the recent graduate, looking for their first job? Or the craftsperson looking for a new role after redundancy? Or the qualified technician looking for a complete career change?

I read this book very quickly on a plane and can say it fills a much-needed gap very well. It is equally good advice for the seasoned professional who thinks they already know it all which, of course, none of us does. But it is written in such an accessible way, with great insights that are given with simplicity, without pomp, that it will be a huge boost to those who have not had any previous formal advice about writing their CV.

It deserves to be a huge success.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An essential toolkit for job seekers. 30 Sep 2011
Having spent night nigh on 20 years in recruitment, I was pleasantly surprised by Mildred's book. This is a simple, yet powerful framework that anyone can adopt to give them competitive advantage in an increasingly competitive labour market.

Highly recommended.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very useful book 9 Jan 2012
I got this book as a xmas present, and started reading it immediately. I found it very useful and easy to read. It helped me to update and improve my CV and I now feel more confident when presenting it to potential employers.
Fredrik Strand - Norway
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Get Your CV Noticed! 23 Dec 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a great quick read which gives you exactly what you need to write a CV that not only engages employers but communicates your skills, knowledge, experiences and abilities in a structured and effective way. There were useful summaries at the end of each Key as well as specific advice for young job seekers. Mildred Talabi takes you through the process of writing the different parts of your CV with good examples and clear explanations. I think that after reading this book you could confidently write a CV that will actually get you the results you want provided that you have the skills and experiences to meet a job description and person specification for a role. I read this book in less than a couple of hours and would highly recommend it to adults and definitely young people.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Savvy guide 14 Dec 2011
By Dash
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
CVs are one of those things that we all have to do and many of us find a chore. Great to find a plain English, practical and easy to use guide that absolutely anyone would find helpful. I really like the simple concept of the 7 keys and the separate advice for young people - timely and relevant. My only caveat is that in some areas of the job market now, differentiating yourself is going to challenge some of the tried and tested approaches that have worked in the past. Only time will tell! In the meantime, this does what it says on the cover and will help a lot of people, young or older.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It does exactly as it says on the cover 5 Oct 2011
By Ciaran
As a qualified manager and self confessed nut on 'CPD' I read a lot of books such as this one, this book
hits the ground running, does what it says on the cover and is an easy read which is most important coupled with top class ideas, suggestions and tips relevance is king here!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 7 Keys to a Winning CV 14 Dec 2013
By Alexa
Excellent book. As a student I found it really helpful in getting my CV into shape! The sections were easy to read and really applied to me. It consolidated the information really well. I have recommended this book to many friends.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Having never written a CV (effectively anyway) I was so ...
Having never written a CV (effectively anyway) I was so grateful that I had this book sitting on the bookshelf. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Karen Allen
3.0 out of 5 stars Teaches you nothing new
A really basic book that I would consider suitable for someone just starting out in their career. Gained very little insight as to what should be in a CV simply because I already... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Marj
4.0 out of 5 stars Simply the best!
This is easily the best CV book on the market. Goes straight to the point on what is needed to succeed in the very difficult job market.
Published on 24 Aug 2012 by Vic
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!
A laborious job writing a CV but this book gave me confidence and satisfaction that my content and presentation was accurate for the job market I was targeting. Read more
Published on 2 July 2012 by V Hunter
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple, clear concise
Simple but useful and thought provoking tips from Mildred. Even if you think you know how to write a CV, it's worth revisiting the points in the book, and using them!
Published on 18 Jun 2012 by Book ready
5.0 out of 5 stars Easily the best CV book - Ever!
Unlike many other books on CV's this was goes straight to the point and provides simple easy to understand techniques. Read more
Published on 7 April 2012 by Careers Plus
5.0 out of 5 stars 7 Keys to a Winning CV - Review
I received this book today and read it cover to cover. Simple, crisp and well laid out. It is amazing how the information was presented and written in a personal style!! Read more
Published on 1 Feb 2012 by Nidhi Narula
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