How to Write a Better CV (UK), or Resume (USA and elsewhere)

The first point to make is that the terms “CV” and “Resume” (with or more often without the French acute accents over the e’s) are virtually interchangeable in the UK; they mean the same thing, but if anything the norm is CV. In the USA and elsewhere, the CV (Curriculum Vitae to give it its full title – literally “Life Study”) is a different animal – a dry listing of qualifications and experience more suited for a university faculty listing for example.This short article by Stephen Thompson, Managing Director and CEO of Top Professional Resumes Limited in the UK (http://www.top-pro-cvs.com), is a brief introduction to writing such a document yourself.It is a fairly obvious truism that a good CV alone won’t get you a job. However a bad CV will prevent you from getting an interview. Since your…

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