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2.0 out of 5 stars 95% Fluff, 25 Feb. 2013
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This review is from: The CV Book: Your Definitive Guide to Writing the Perfect CV (Paperback)
I must say I found this book very, very average indeed. As a professional recruiter who is often helping people to rewrite their CVs I thought it would be a good book to make sure I am structuring things in the right way and might give me some hints and tips I had not thought of. Sadly, I found the book very disappointing, if you are looking to get a job in a shop or a factory it will probably help but if you are a senior manager / director / CxO in any profession with 10 + years experience behind you, it will be a complete waste of money as does the book does not focus on any of the main points that senior hiring managers look for now days. I also honestly don't know how this book is so long, as it is 95% fluff. I can only assume that the publishers have said people wont pay £10 for a book that is only a few pages long but it would be a far better guide if it was. In short if you have not the faintest idea about a CV then it is worthwhile, I suppose. However, if you are looking to create a high impact sales document then you would have totally wasted your money.
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Initial post: 6 Apr 2013 00:19:59 BDT
PJ says:
I am a professional and applying for a faculty position. I need to write a CV and want to do it accurately for the position I am applying for in the field of education. What other book would you suggest as an alternative for someone with my experience?

Posted on 25 Feb 2016 19:06:43 GMT
Last edited by the author on 25 Feb 2016 19:08:53 GMT
Angela says:
I've been looking for a book for ordinary people not high flying management sales bunnies for ages and not been able to find anything. The majority of the population do actually have ordinary jobs and most of the information on the net pertains to high fliers.
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