Sunday 5 April 2009

Keep CVs to 2 pages, expert advises

People applying for graduate jobs should resist the urge to overload their CVs with information, an expert has claimed. Speaking at the National Graduate Recruitment Exhibition in London, Peter Panayotou, Senior Consultant at The Write Stuff, said applicants should keep their CV to two pages and leave out anything negative.

He commented: 'The CV is only to get you to the interview, so resist the temptation to put everything in. You are not writing an autobiography.'The Write Stuff is an independent consultancy that specialises in creating professional, individually tailored CVs.

According to the Labour Market Outlook quarterly survey for winter 2008-09, the number of companies who said they were planning to take on new staff stood at 62 per cent. Meanwhile, just over one-third (34 per cent) of bosses said they were planning to make redundancies over the next three months and 18 per cent had introduced short-time working.

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