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Great Answers to Tough CV Problems

Great Answers to Tough CV Problems

CV Secrets From a Top Career Coach

Jenny Rogers


One of the UK's most experienced career and executive coaches tells the secrets of how to write the CV that will re-vitalise your career.

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About the book

How do I find out what the employer really wants? How do I get noticed when applying online? How can I keep it to 2-3 pages? What is 'CV Language' and how can I learn it? How do I get around the obstacle of something embarrassing in my CV (eg dismissal or unemployment)? What about social networks? What if I seem over- or under-qualified for the job? Great Answers to Tough CV Problems will help you solve these and many more of the burning questions that face today's job seeker. Perhaps you want a career change, have been job-hopping for some time or are returning to work after a career break? Jenny Rogers examines the potential pitfalls across a range of common job-hunting situations and shows how to put together a CV that will make the most of your skills and experience, make an impression and secure that all-important job interview.

Online supporting resources for this book include downloadable sample CVs.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 00: Introduction;
    • Chapter - 01: What is a CV for?;
    • Chapter - 02: Finding a job: where CVs fit;
    • Chapter - 03: CVs in the e-world;
    • Chapter - 04: You the brand;
    • Chapter - 05: Researching the employer and the job;
    • Chapter - 06: What to leave out;
    • Chapter - 07: Word magic;
    • Chapter - 08: Beginnings and endings;
    • Chapter - 09: Format is everything;
    • Chapter - 10: Special additions;
    • Chapter - 11: High-impact covering letters;
    • Chapter - 12: The fine art of presentation;
    • Chapter - 13: Embarrassments and how to handle them;
    • Chapter - 14: The CV section


I am convinced that job applicants who follow her advice will significantly increase their chances of getting to the interview.
Oxford Brookes University

Jenny Rogers covers every angle magnificently with practical, down to earth advice and terrific examples. And what I love best is that it's brilliant advice with empathy! I won't be lending out my copy.
Broadcaster, writer and MD thebizkit.com


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Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749462802
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd September 2011
  • Paperback
  • Dimensions: 216x138
  • 224 pages

About the Author

With over 20 years of experience coaching people through career crises and the CV writing and job application process, Jenny Rogers is one of the UK's most experienced career and executive coaches. She also teaches on coaching training courses, runs sessions on career coaching, organizes workshops for corporate clients, and has appeared on BBC Radio 4's Job Clinic as an advisor.

Jenny Rogers