Brilliant CV: What Employers Want to See and How to Say it Paperback – 28 Apr 2005
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"easy to use and it offers a range of approaches" - The Guardian, July 2006
"as good a book as you're going to get on writing a CV" - Student Accountant, February 2007
From the Back Cover
How do you get your CV to the top of the pile?
When you apply for a job, your CV is compared to hundreds of others. You've only got the time it takes the recruiter to scan the pages to show how brilliant you are. How do you impress them when you don't know what employers are actually looking for? This book tells you what they want to read - and how to write it.
This bestselling guide is based on research among employers and recruiters, revealing what they look for and how the recruitment industry operates. Here, Jim Bright and Joanne Earl share the secrets of writing CVs that make the shortlist.
The book will show you:
· how to put together a brilliant CV from scratch
· how to revamp an existing CV to make it brilliant
· examples and explanations of CVs that employers love and those they loathe
· how to address tricky CV questions
And new to this edition, discover how to show you meet the selection criteria for the job in your CV.
Find out what works in the real world and learn how to put it into practice through examples, exercises, samples and templates.
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Top Customer Reviews
I received the book on Saturday, read it and started updating my CV in the weekend. Applied for a job on Monday and got a job offer Tuesday! Also I received 6 called in 2 days from recruiters wanting to send my CV to employers or just contacting me about general inquiries.
See that is a major improvement and I would have wished that I had seen/discovered this book a month ago!
Best of luck to all you job hunters and hope this book helps you like it did me!
The second fallacious point in that review is that the resumes are too wordy. Well, here we have one opiniated individual versus hundreds of recruiters who have repeatedly shortlisted these designs because they present all the critical stuff succinctly and convincingly. The reviewer seems to have a preference for glossy photographs rather than reading about proven principles.
The review below is a very unreliable indeed plainly incorrect review of an excellent and different book. If it is reliable and proven (not opiniated) advice you are after, then Brilliant CV is excellent and is the only choice!
Since this book has recieved a few 5* reviews, I would recommend you check it out in a bookshop before you buy off Amazon. Make your own decision as my review totally conflicts with the others!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Go for the more complete 4th edition. Watch carefully which edition are you going to purchase; from 3rd edition onward you will find very useful stuff not present in previous... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Laurentiu Ungurianu
This book is great. It gets you thinking correctly & approaching CV writing from a new positive perspective. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Jedster
cheap but useless, very outdated book, not much of an use, still no job for me nor calls back! sorry 2 starPublished on 31 Dec. 2012 by Oliviero
Fantastic book. I hadn't really made a proper CV beofore using this book, and I got an interview from the first one I sent! Read morePublished on 10 July 2006 by Natalie
All credit to this book. I hadn't needed to look for a job for some time - but needed to due to recent circumstances. Read morePublished on 3 July 2006 by Captain Craig
One of the best cv books I have ever read. If your looking for a job and writing CV's then you need this book!Published on 10 April 2005 by Mr. M. R. Gee
The good thing about this book is that all the suggestions were tried out on a body of recruiters. Some CV styles that the authors didn't think would work actually worked very... Read morePublished on 9 Mar. 2005 by S. G. Walter