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Brilliant graduate CV: How to get your first CV to the top of the pile

Catering for university graduates with little work experience, the book helps you craft persuasive CVs with examples. Beginning with an introduction of the general features in a CV in Part 1, the book guides you how to refine a CV in Part 2, followed by tips in content selection in Part 3 and suggested job search resources in Part 4. "Brilliant tips" in boxes from human resource experts are abundant throughout the chapters.

Highlights include "Making the perfect fit" (pp. 81-106), "Presenting your CV" (pp. 107-120), "Job application letters" (pp. 157-162), and "Addressing selection criteria" (pp. 165-176).

Cracking the code to a successful interview : 15 insider secrets from a top-level recruiter

Knowing what job interviewers want based on his hiring experience, the author of this book will help bring out the best of you in job interviews. Concepts are distilled into the eight-step REAPRICH practices, namely Results, Energy, Attitude, Process, Relationships, Interview the interviewer, Close the interviewer and Humanity. Insider secrets are also shared at appropriate points, giving you relevant tips at various stages. This book is especially a good choice for a last-minute quick preparation as it is short and easy to read.

Highlights include "Critical commonsense interview preparation" (Ch. 2), "Interview the interviewer" (Ch. 6) and "Recap of REAPRICH steps in order" (Ch. 9).

Interview Skills: Presenting Yourself with Confidence

This comprehensive book provides its readers with fruitful information with regard to the types of interviews, answers to interview myths, common interview mistakes, and many more. It also includes some commonly asked questions and ideas about how to answer these questions. If you are not completely new to job interviews but would like to further improve your interview skills and avoid common mistakes, this book is just right.

Highlights include "Interview myths" (Ch. 4), "Comm interview mistakes" (Ch. 5) and "Building rapport and trust" (Ch. 9).

Kick Start Your Career: Successful Strategies and Winning Techniques

In addition to basic job searching strategies, this book features practical advice on finding a job in an international context in the 21st century. There is a special section on establishing your online profile in social media such as LinkedIn and Twitter (Ch. 7). Detailed discussions have also been devoted into the preparation of country-specific resumes (Ch. 12, 13 & 15) and cover letters (Ch. 16). The book finishes off with a chapter of practical interviews tips (Ch. 17) and is genuinely an all-in-one book for your job application preparation.

The CV Book: Your Definitive Guide to Writing the Perfect CV

This book guides you through the entire CV drafting process from choosing the content and style to actually writing it section by section. The author poses 15 common CV writing questions and addresses them one by one in each chapter. There are also reminders about digital applications before providing you with plenty of CV and cover letter samples. With this handy and useful reference, you will become more confident in creating a truly professional CV.

Highlights include "Building your CV: section by section" (pp. 40-101), "The 15 most common CV writing mistakes—and how to avoid them!" (pp. 102-111), and "Digital considerations" (pp. 146-153).

The Guide to Basic Cover Letter Writing

Catering for university graduates, the book helps you craft persuasive cover letters with examples. Beginning with some general information about and essential guidelines for cover letters, the book gives you practical advice from the experts and offers cover letter examples for various positions.

Highlights include "Advice from the experts"(pp. 15-28) and "Cover letter examples for various positions: professional management" (pp. 57-78).

Chinese Resources




本書分為七章,作者憑藉多年從事人力資源的工作經驗,講論求職面試的各項要訣。其中第二章(頁53 - 84)主要說明如何通過面試,如怎樣準備簡歷和求職信、如何通過網絡應徵等途徑求職,以及十種非常規的面試形式等,皆為切實的提示。而第六章(頁225 - 260)則集中討論壓力問題,介紹如何做好心理準備、克服面試怯場的方法,以至如何應對臨場犯錯等,讀者如多加了解,當能提升個人之面試表現。

求職成功祕訣 : 如何快速學好求職應徵必備要件

全書總計有八章,作者以幫助初入社會的應徵者謀職為目標,說明求職面試所須掌握的各種文件和技巧。比如第三章(頁25 - 35)論述了中英文自我介紹的寫法,並附有內容不同的範例作說明,以便讀者參考。至於第四章(頁82 - 91),則談及面試期間,以至面試完成後的注意事項,如怎樣詢問結果,均為相當實用的建議。書中另附多則練習,務求讓讀者在求職前作更充分的準備。


全書共收入五十篇短文,作者以自身多年的面試官經驗,說明求職者所須注意的各種技巧。比如第九至第十五篇(頁42 - 73)講述了如何安排履歷的版面設計,並講解履歷內容的編寫原則,協助讀者撰寫能突出個人特點的履歷。至於第二十至第二十六篇(頁91 - 114),則重點講論面試技巧,如怎樣應對常見問題及揚長避短,都是相當實用的說明。書中另附多則個案分享,以便讀者能了解不同行業的招聘方式。







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