How to Get the Job You Want: Building Your CV and More


perfect job searchWhen your best chance of employment is comprised of lucky timing, a single sheet of paper and a 20-minute conversation with a stranger, it’s easy to feel stressed out — especially when the same role looks different across companies. What qualifications do you need? Which ones set you apart? What should you highlight most in your interview? What should you avoid? How soon should you follow up? How much is too much on my CV?

Finding the right combination of skills and charm can be a challenge, but you can do it (and we’ll show you how). We’ve put together an infographic to answer your questions and help you snag the job you want.



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Babs is a content writer at Enova International, Inc. with a Bachelors in Cinema Studies and English from the University of Illinois (ILL-INI!). She loves binge watching musicals, reading in the (sporadic) Chicago sunshine and discovering great new places to eat. Accio, tacos! Find about more about her on Google+.