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7 Keys to a Winning CV

How to create a CV that gets results

By Mildred Talabi

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About the Author

Mildred Talabi

MILDRED TALABI is a professional editor, writer and CV consultant. As a speaker and trainer, she runs regular seminars and workshops on CV writing techniques which have helped hundreds of people overcome barriers to employment.

Mildred is passionate about connecting people with jobs they love and is committed to helping as many people as possible access a more fulfilling and enjoyable work ... Read more on Mildred Talabi

Contents Listing

About the author
Acknowledgments
Foreword
Preface
Introduction

The 7 keys
1. Know Your Target
2. Get In Order
3. Engage Your Intro
4. Reveal Your Skill
5. Looks Can Kill
6. Check It Out
7. Sell, Don't Suffocate!

A Note on Cover Letters
Frequently Asked Questions
Conclusion
- Finding your next job
- Sample CVs and Cover Letters

Index
About the author
Acknowledgments
Foreword
Preface
Introduction

The 7 keys
1. Know Your Target
2. Get In Order
3. Engage Your Intro
4. Reveal Your Skill
5. Looks Can Kill
6. Check It Out
7. Sell, Don't Suffocate!

A Note on Cover Letters
Frequently Asked Questions
Conclusion
- Finding your next job
- Sample CVs and Cover Letters

Index

Jacket Text

Do you want to create a CV but don't know where to start? Have you been out of work for a while and need to get back on the career ladder? Are you confused by the conflicting messages of what makes a good CV?
Whether you are on your first, second or tenth CV, this dynamic book provides a very simple step-by-step guide to creating a CV that gets interviews!

You will learn:

- How to grab the employer's attention in just 30 seconds
- How to present your skills and experience for maximum impact
- Common CV crimes and mistakes and how you can avoid them
- The seven essential keys to a great CV
- How to create a cover letter that gives your CV the edge

7 Keys to a Winning CV is packed full of good-quality, practical advice delivered in a straightforward manner. If you are new to the job market or returning after a career break or recent redundancy, this book will equip you with the tools, knowledge and confidence you need to move forward in your work life.

Media Coverage

Colour Your Success

Interview with Mildred Talabi

Firstly, thank you for agreeing to do an interview for us, really appreciate it!

For young people who may not have heard of you, tell us a bit about you and what you ...

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The Guardian

Over the past year we've seen increasingly alarming headlines about the number of young people unemployed in the UK. More shocking is the number of graduates who have studied hard at university, only ...

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Job Market Success

How many times have you applied for a role that could have been written for you, but not got anywhere with your application?

Far too many people meet the job criteria and person specification, but ...

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The Guardian

From stepping up your social media and new CV trends to what's in store for the graduate employment statistics, we explore all the job seeking insights graduates need in 2012

CV expert and author ...

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Enteprenews Hub

As an entrepreneur, it?s likely your CV is sat under a rubble of papers collecting dust, or so far from your mind ? after all you?ve got no employer to impress. We?ve been finding out if there really ...

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London Metropolitan University

When I graduated from London Met in summer 2004 with a degree in Creative Writing and Film Studies, I was certain of my career path ? I was going to train as a journalist, climb to the very top, and ...

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Working Mums

Mildred Talabi has always been good with words. As a child she would go around marking books with a red pen. It was not by accident then that she became a journalist and editor, but it was when she ...

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Careers.guardian.co.uk

The two changes you need to make to your CV in 2012- The Guardian16th January 2012

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Careers.guardian.co.uk

Careers Talk podcast: predictions for the graduate job market in 2012- The Guardian13th December 2011

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Media Review


Mildred Talabi at her 7 Keys for a Winning CV book signing at WHSmith in Streatham, London10th December 2011

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Media Review


Switching Lanes- Changing Careers Magazine24th November 2011

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Solent.ac.uk

Mildred Talabi was a guest speaker at the Spotlight on Jobs and Employers event at Southampton Solent University15th November 2011

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Entreprenewshub.com

An Entrepreneur's Guide to the perfect CV
- Entreprenews Hub31st October 2011

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Expressandstar.com

Mildred Talabi will be on the panel of an online Q&A careers session for Express & Star, Wednesday 19th October 2011- Express & Star19th October 2011

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Careers.guardian.co.uk

The Careers Blog - How to grab an employer's attention in 30 seconds- Guardian Careers13th October 2011

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Londonmet.ac.uk

Mildred Talabi - My journey since London Metropolitan University- London Metropolitan University10th October 2011

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Media Review


Mildred Talabi at the launch of her new book 7 Keys for a Winning CV in London29th September 2011

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Media Review


Mildred Talabi and attendees at the launch of her new book 7 Keys for a Winning CV in London29th September 2011

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Talkradioeurope.com

Mildred Talabi was a guest on the Hannah Murray Show- Talk Radio Europe27th September 2011

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Workingmums.co.uk

How to write your life story in a cv- Working Mums26th September 2011

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Media Review

Event of the Month - 7 Keys to a Winning CV: Book launch and career event - Lime Magazine12th September 2011

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Media Review

7 Keys demo - CV Sample 1.pdf

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Media Review

7 Keys demo - CV Sample 2.pdf

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