Use these 5 tips to make your CV stand out

by Guest Author, Xolile Mtembu You face fierce competition whenever you send in your job application. With dozens or even hundreds of CVs to look at, hiring managers may spend a little time scanning through your documents. According to job portal Indeed, on average, employers look at CVs for six to seven seconds. This means…

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CVs Versus Resumes, Plus a “New” Thing to Consider

cvs versus resumes

If you’ve ever wondered about the differences between CVs and resumes, you’re not alone. Here are the basics, along with links to more information and a few words on something you need to keep in mind when working with either one. THE MAJOR DIFFERENCES IN CVs VERSUS RESUMES CVs: from the Latin for “course of…

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The History of the Resume: Why do we use them?

history of the resume

Why do we use resumes to apply for jobs? The History of the Resume is quite interesting. Well, it is to me, since I make a living studying them. Have you ever thought about the very first resume? Why (and when) did we start using resumes as a way to apply for jobs? And when…

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