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Smarten Up Your CV

For an employer, reviewing a stack of CVs is often like being a guest judge during the audition rounds of Idols. If you want to win favour with the judges and make it to the final three, here's how.

American Idol winner Phillip Phillips didn't have a say in choosing his inherited family name, but you can choose your e-mail address. A CV sent to an employer from partychick69@gmail.com doesn't exactly portray you as a committed and responsible employee, so set up an e-mail address that contains your given names and send it from a web-based e-mail service like Gmail or Hotmail. Sending from the email address of your current position isn't a great idea, either, as it could draw your boss's or another employee's attention to what you're doing. Also, if you're forwarding your CV from your 'sent' items, be sure to remove the telling 'FW:' from the subject line and body of the e-mail. Take the time to personalise the e-mail for the person you're sending it to and the job they're hiring for. They're taking the time to read and review your CV, so be sure to make it a positive experience for them and create a lasting impression in their minds.


Author: Jade McDade
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