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Hot tip to write a winning CV

I was coaching recently a brilliant woman. She had 2 Masters degrees from Ivy League schools. During her work experience, she had done everything from financial consolidation, P&L analysis and designing / controlling budgets of up to 50 million euros. She calculated and managed the sales forecast and did a lot of product analysis and functional modeling of data/business processes, acting as a link between the business and the IT.

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SMILE on your CV photo or don’t put a photo at all

I’m a senior recruiter and I spend many hours looking at photos and sourcing people on linkedin for potential awesome jobs. But, I have to tell you a little secret. I often look at the picture first, which almost always gives me a realistic 1st impression. And as we know, it’s that first impression which sticks. And it’s that first impression which is so hard to change.

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