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There are LOTS of questions around resume dos and don'ts. There's so much advice out there that it can be overwhelming to try and figure out what's the correct answer.

During our weekly live Office Hours on YouTube, two of our coaches, Ariella Coombs and J.T. O'Donnell, answer questions live from viewers related to their job search, career success, on the job situations and more.

We complied a simple list of what we find to be the most common questions our coaches get about resumes. We hope you find this helpful.

Let's start with the basics...

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    How many times have you been told not to use the same old cliché sayings in your CV? How many times have you heard that employers are tired of reading repetitive, regurgitated CV’s and want unique and original copy? Too many times to count I imagine… Well, ignore everything you’ve been told - things have changed! Once again, computers have stepped in and the process has changed. It’s now much more monotonous, thousands of CV’s are scanned at once, and there’s no time to waste being creative and eye catching here. It’s time to follow the herd and make sure your CV makes the cut. There is an art to keyword cramming in your CV and James Baker of Vivid Resourcing is here to show you how. So how does it work? You e-mail across your CV, it’s placed on to a database with thousands of others and a computer program is used to pick out the CV’s with specific keywords, and these are the CV’s that are passed to HR.

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    A CV is your chance to sell yourself to a potential employer and it has to be well written. Don’t waffle, don’t underplay your skills and definitely don’t lie... just be honest, be YOU. All though it may seem difficult these tips will help you sell yourself to a potential employer with your CV.

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    As technology has developed, it's thrown open the windows on the conservative world of job applications. Candidates now have a breadth of options to customize, personalize, and dazzle the eyes of recruiters and hiring managers. However, new isn’t always better and it's imperative you choose a CV format that’s a good fit for your target sector. Let’s consider some of the choices available.

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