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Jobseekers 'should emphasise all skills'

Published: Tuesday, 24 March 2009   Category: Career Advice

Jobseekers have been advised to highlight all their skills if they wish to make an impression and secure employment in challenging jobs market.

The Recruitment Society said candidates should emphasise all their areas of expertise when compiling a CV.

Steve Huxham, chairman of the Recruitment Society, said applicants should aim to prove that they can bring a combination of skills to the position that others cannot.

"You could be one of hundreds jockeying for the same position, so obviously you need to look exceptional," he added.

Mr Huxman stated the best CV will effectively illustrate achievements, rather than just an employment history.

"Emphasise all your relevant experience too, the skills you've learned on the job and anything that reveals how well you relate to people," he said.

It was recently reported that demand for free career management advice which is commonly offered by recruitment agencies is on the rise.


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