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JOB SEEKERS LOSE OUT BY FILLING CVs

JOB SEEKERS LOSE OUT BY FILLING CVs WITH WAFFLE
 
New campaign for job seekers to produce the ultimate waffle-free CV in 140 characters
 
Jobseekers are missing out on interviews and new jobs by producing poorly-written CVs full of meaningless waffle.  According to Workthing, the UKs leading online career management service, over 60% of CVs contain so much irrelevant trivia that recruiters reject them immediately.
 
To help candidates resolve the CV waffle problem Workthing has launched a competition for jobseekers to produce a Twitter-sized 140-character CV to prove that your vital career information can be condensed to the essentials.
 
Gareth Lloyd, Director of Workthing, said: First impressions count. In a normal CV, candidates have two pages to sell themselves, but so many CVs waste time and space on waffle and jargon.  The waffle adds nothing to a CV, other than distracting from a candidates skills and experience.  Were encouraging job seekers to focus on achievements not adjectives, facts not fluff.
 
A survey of Workthing clients identified the top five CV waffle turn-offs:
 
Motivated self-starter
 
Able to work alone or as part of a team
 
Good timekeeper
 
Dynamic and enthusiastic
 
Enjoy reading and spending time with my young family
 
To demonstrate that a CV can be really concise, the Workthing resident industry expert, The Career Insider, is challenging jobseekers to distil their CV down to a single 140-character Tweet.
 
Lloyd continues: We want to help people hone their CV-writing skills and see the error of their waffling ways by taking the CV to its most condensed form literally 140 characters or less.

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