11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
ONE CHANCE to get your foot in the door!,
This review is from: The CV Book: Your Definitive Guide to Writing the Perfect CV (Paperback)
I originally purchased this book - having relocated from the US - for personal use. I needed an excellent resource to tailor my CV and further develop my career to fit the UK market, and I found just what I needed here. I am an Employment Coach by profession and have written hundreds of CVs, both for clients in other countries and those looking for employment in the UK. Upon purchasing The CV Book, I found it to be extremely useful in terms of standardized (correction - standardised) UK CV requirements, especially `The 15 most common CV writing mistakes - and how to avoid them!' section. So, I decided to order a 2nd copy for work purposes. (And yes, I have successfully found employment!)
I run CV writing workshops as part of my job and encourage the individuals I coach to utilise the wide array of free templates provided in the book and on the website. I also use the various pro formas when I am compiling CVs and covering letters for my customers. I have to say that this is the most comprehensive book I've come across when dealing with clients from a wide range of professions - exactly the type of customer base I happen to work with. This is now my CV writing bible, so to speak.