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Tailoring cvs for every application

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Freshnclean Thu 13-Mar-14 10:18:38

Hi all

I'm currently job searching and using sites such as Monster etc etc. I keep hearing how every application you apply for on sites such as these should have a tailored cv for every role.

Do people actually do this??

Technical Thu 13-Mar-14 10:30:36

Yes, My CV for the last 2 jobs I applied for (and got) made sure that all the "competencies" asked for in the ad were specifically covered.

A lot of recruitment is done on a tick box basis, at least in the initial stages. You have to make it easy for them to see that you tick all the boxes.

Freshnclean Thu 13-Mar-14 11:01:03

Thanks Technical. Good points. What's your views on cover letters? Waste of time? I find it hard not to duplicate my cv on cover letters

givemeaclue Thu 13-Mar-14 11:08:02

Yes, afraid so

HolidayCriminal Sat 15-Mar-14 14:50:47

Sadly agree about tick box approach, & in cover letter parroting back to them phrases they themselves put in the job advert.

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