CV and interview skills
- By: Peter Cross
Plenty of commercial companies out in cyberspace wish to flog services for CV writing and interview skills. Many offer tasters or titbits which they hope will lure you into getting out your plastic and parting with a few pounds. CV Masterclass (http://cv-masterclass.com) is typical of the breed—a few nibbles about what makes a good or bad CV, a service offering to look over your CV and help you write a covering letter, and an inspired section warning surfers about the cowboys in this field. There are four archetypal bad CVs—the ‘functional overkill CV,’ the ‘traditional CV,’ the ‘aggressive modernisation CV,’ and the ‘table template CV.’ But the rub is that you have to fork out £9.95 ($18; €15) for the perfect CV that hopefully will land you your dream job.
Career lab (www.careerlab.com) might be helpful if you have never given any thought to the subject whatsoever. Most doctors, however,