A recent poll by recruitment group Reed found that 96% of employers would hire someone who did not have a complete set of skills but displayed the right attitude over an applicant with the perfect skills but who lacked the right mindset. The top 6 ranked attitudes were commitment, honesty, trustworthiness, adaptability and accountability.
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I raise this question having done a CV clinic at a recent careers fair in Sheffield. The event was attended by hundreds of young professionals and recent graduates who had invested thousands of pounds and three to four years in gaining a degree. At one point we had people queuing out of the door to receive a free appraisal of their CV.
Your single most important marketing tool is your CV and its primary purpose is to secure you an interview. It is vital, therefore, that it should list your best selling points in the most accessible and logical way as possible. It is highly likely that your CV will be one of many, possibly hundreds, that a recruiter or consultant has to read through…