Author(s): Paul Hichens
Say less and stand out more. About six seconds - that's how long your CV will be considered before it's consigned to the bin forever. If you don't grab attention quickly, you'll be rejected without a second thought. Your CV must be high impact, concise and optimised if it's to do its job, and The One Page CV shows you exactly how to do it. It's proven to work. It's tried and tested. It's written by an expert. * Avoid the pitfalls that your competition will be making * Transform your CV into a targeted, high-impact, job-winning tool * Spotlight your professional skills, qualifications and experience * Write smartly and persuasively so recruiters want to read your CV Remember - you've got six seconds. That's all. Why waste it?
'Nothing stands out like a one-page CV, and no CV book shines like this one.' Clare O'Sullivan, Head of nurtureHR - HR Consultancy and Corporate Coaching 'Informative, incisive and exceptionally engaging.' Roland Gulliver, Edinburgh Book Festival 'The CV world is full of amateurs masquerading as experts. If there is one real deal it is Paul Hichens. No one but no one knows CVs, writes CVs, or writes about them quite like Paul.' Steven Tucker, Director, CV Template Ltd
Paul Hichens is the head writer at one of the UK's leading CV consultants. He has developed his approach to the one-page CV by employing well recognized and highly successful sales and marketing principles. His client base spans the globe and he's well recognised in the media as a CV expert.
Contents About the author: a mini CV of sorts... Acknowledgements The best CV you'll ever write 1 - CV overview CV writing in perspective 2 - CV templates, CV examples and sheep Templates precursor CV templates and examples The long and short of er ... CV length among other things Template sources 3 - Pre-write foresight Unmasking the unasked Pre-write foresight action (with hands-on session) Your new CV canvass Who are you aiming at? 4 - Unlocking the secrets Rules v guidelines Top ten CV tips Sit (down and think) rep Dissecting the art of CV writing Different CV types Career change CVs Standard-ish CVs Personal profiles Career history - an experience Short course qualifications Competencies section - a skill in itself (with hands-on session) Reviving your CV Spotting a good CV Fitting the pieces together Strengthening your message Generic v speciality Reverse generic engineering (with hands-on session) Adapting to adaptability - job specifications (with hands-on session) Kiss of life 5 - CV writing myths Size matters - length The truth about lies - CV (un)truths Poor form format Let me qualify that - your qualifications Off the mark - grades (with hands-on session) A structured approach - format (Un)kind candid camera - photographs The devil's in the detail - personal information Golden (and golden oldie) ages Gender(eering) Pride and prejudice - names Great expectations - salary To whom it may concern - references Hobby horses (for courses) - interests Stating the obvious - objectives Traits that grate - personality Out of (job) order Brief aside for some tips... Back to the myths Firm objections - company profiles Order disorder - section positioning If it's possibly broke, maybe think bespoke Questionable advice - recruiters 6 - The most asked CV questions - and some you hadn't thought about CV questions and answers 7 - Develop your CV writing skills Writing what is relevant (with hands-on session) Writing concisely (with hands-on session) Writing even more concisely (with hands-on session) Writing proactively (with hands-on session) Writing flexibly 8 - CV speak - laying it out CV ESP 9 - Cover letters Cover story Afterword Contact and further help Index