Category: Career

How to write an optimal CV for your first job

We all know that getting your first job is always the hardest. For many, they will do this without any prior history in the role that they are applying for, whilst for others, it may be the first role out of university. It’s a difficult time, however there are things you can do to help you secure your first role and it starts with your C.V.

Perfecting your C.V. is something that will take years and as you grow as a person, the people you meet, the experiences you will have and the shift in what you do from your first job will all have an impact on what is put onto paper.

But your first C.V. is important, very much so in today’s fast paced society. You want to show that you have a wide range of skills as well as communicate who you are as a person. That’s why it’s important to get it right. Summer programs and other out-of-school activities can be a big help on any CV..

Creating the kind of C.V. that can get you noticed, and place you in the right pile for interviews is just the first step. Here are some tips to make you write an optimal C.V. for your first job.

Choose the right format

For many, leaving University may be the last thing you will have done. This is why you need to create a skills based C.V. An employment history C.V. is for people who have a few years … Read More

Earning a Living While Living

Too many folks these days think the only way they can earn a living is through retail – selling something and earning a commission, or by working for someone else for a regular salary.  It is true that most sources of income mean performing a service or producing a product for a customer or client. However, this does not necessarily mean you must spend your life working in the same field or employer.  In fact, most people change professions or fields at least once or twice in their working years.  Just recently a woman who was a professional news reporter decided to become a policewoman as a result of her crime reporting experience.  Similarly, a member of an accounting firm decided to become a professional furniture maker – making a business out of what had once been just a hobby.

A good friend of mine decided to start a business that specialized in independent finance management.  He’d served as a bookkeeper, working for years keeping records for a business that produced flowers and baked goods ordered as presents and gifts for special occasions.  In a conversation with a friend he heard her complain how she was tired of receiving the same flowers and candy every Valentine’s Day.  Her comment made him think he should get his girlfriend something unique this time.  That is when he used a soma coupon to get his girl a surprise present for her birthday.  She was so pleased with the unique lingerie he’d bought her … Read More

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