Why Your CV/Resume Is Not Generating Interview Offers

Written by Gerard McLoughlin


If your current CV or resume is not generatingrepparttar interview offers you want, it is time to start assessing it. Check to see thatrepparttar 150659 following descriptors apply: *Begins with a succinct, clearly stated career objective tailored torepparttar 150660 particular job for which you are applying. *Highlights how your skills and qualifications matchrepparttar 150661 company's specific needs.

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*Quantifies your accomplishments using numbers, percentages, etc.

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*Every sentence starts with an action word, for example: "increased production by 20% while saving £200,000 in operating costs" Examples of effective action words are: compiled, conducted, created, designed, developed, established, implemented, introduced, invented, maintained, negotiated, operated, organized, produced, and published.

Handing In Your Resignation and Serving Notice

Written by Gerard McLoughlin


Have you maderepparttar right choice? Before deciding to resign from your current position and move to a new employer, you should weigh up as objectively as possible allrepparttar 150658 relevant factors: remuneration, working environment, location, travel demands, training and development opportunities, promotional prospects, and your future bosses.

Consider also what impact a job withrepparttar 150659 new company would have on your resume. Once you have received and accepted a formal written commitment from your new employer, you should serve notice immediately.

It is important to behave in a professional manner throughoutrepparttar 150660 resignation process. Your character and your personal integrity should never be in question. Be positive; be co-operative; and avoid recriminations.

State that you are leavingrepparttar 150661 company and hand in your letter of resignation atrepparttar 150662 same time.

Be prepared for a reaction. If your employer presses you for reasons, give brief and positive answers. Donít argue or complain. Donít allow yourself to be deflected from your purpose or drawn into a protracted discussion.

Do everything possible to establish a friendly tone and leave a good impression. State that you are leaving because your new employment offers you opportunities for advancement. Your decision isrepparttar 150663 result of careful consideration.

Your written resignation should be concise and definite. Do not go into details or give your reasons for leaving. If you have any grievances, donít express them inrepparttar 150664 letter. Give no cause for animosity. Ask if there is anything you can do to ensure a smooth transition.

Inrepparttar 150665 letter, state that you are leaving and when. Give as much notice as possible. Two weeks is generally acceptable, but check your contract orrepparttar 150666 company handbook.

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