CV tip 81

If your content comes across as a bit too complicated then consider why. For many people the problem lies in the way they have written it. There are pretty much infinite ways of saying anything, so if your content is a bit too complicated the first port of call is to try to rephrase things. If you try that and don’t see an immediate improvement, then you could consider getting professional help. You would be by no means the first to do so. Not everyone is a natural writer, and it isn’t easy to write clearly, powerfully and eloquently on paper. Moreover, you would be surprised at just how many HR executives for example engage professional CV writers to write their CV. Indeed, jobseekers at all levels and in all sectors hire professional CV consultants to give them the edge over their competitors. If you hire a top quality CV consultant it can frequently turn out to be a very good investment. Of
course, the old adage ‘you get what you pay for‘ applies so expect to spend £100-200+. It may sound like a lot, but a top quality CV can pay for itself time and time again (although the same doesn’t apply with an average or even a good CV) .

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Paul Hichens (201 Posts)

Paul Hichens, top UK CV specialist, head of leading firm CV Succeed, and author of the most pioneering CV book in decades, The One Page CV (published by top career sector publishers Pearson Education).

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