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Ch. 13: CV format - factors to consider
In this chapter you will learn:
• how to choose between digital and paper CVs
• about other non-standard CV formats and when to use them
Whenever you have a choice and the job advert doesn’t specify, send a paper CV.
Most studies show it takes people longer to read from a screen than from a printed sheet, so make it quick and easy. Paper can even encourage a recruiter to take your CV away from their desk and read it elsewhere, even at home. Your CV is likely to be paid more attention under these circumstances. Paper may cost a bit more than email, but it’s worth it to make life easier for the recruiter. Of course, a paper CV is not welcome if you are specifically asked to submit by email.
Advantages of a paper CV:
Disadvantages of a paper CV:
Question: What kind of paper, print and envelope should I use for my printed CV?
When sending a paper CV ensure pages are clearly numbered and also named; then, if the sheets do get separated, it’s easy to see which ones belong together...
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