Introducing…The Write Way To Get A Job, with career consultant Lynn Tulip

The write way to get a jobIt’s increasingly hard to get a job – and a good one – these days, and although there is a lot to consider when you’re looking to get a job, effective business writing plays a major part in helping you succeed.

We’re very lucky to welcome Lynn Tulip as a new columnist on HowToWriteBetter – to share her tips on where good writing really counts in the whole process to get a job, and give us the benefit of her very considerable experience. The founder of popular career consultancy Assessment4Potential, Lynn leads a team of highly qualified experts helping thousands of job seekers of all ages get a job they truly want – and are ideally suited for. Read more about Lynn and her qualifications here.

And to get us off to a good start, here Lynn’s checklist of the most important elements of your CV / résumé (she will be going into detail about CVs / résumés later in the series)….

Your CV / résumé must…

**Be structured so your material all fits on a maximum of two pages, printed one side only

**Not contain any spelling, grammatical or punctuation errors

**Show typing that is neat, clean and professional looking

**Show your name, address and contact details presented as a heading at the top

**Have margins at the sides and bottom of at least 3 cm wide

**Use a layout that makes reading easy

**Not use paragraphs longer than six lines each

**Have important titles emphasized in BOLD, underlining or capital letters (but not overdone)

The write way to get a job

Lynn Tulip from
Assessment4Potential

**Use indentations and bullets to organise information logically

**Use action words to communicate achievements and results

**Not contain irrelevant personal information

**Use sentences and paragraphs which have been edited to eliminate unnecessary and redundant information

**Avoid repetition of words and phrases

**Have an overall appearance that invites one to read it

**Above all, demonstrate YOUR ability to produce results 

Watch out for Lynn’s tips next week!

Now: let’s make sure  you get that job…

“Get That Job” by Lynn Tulip … The art of successful job hunting (print, Kindle)

“Can’t Get That Job?” by Lynn Tulip … Seven killer CV mistakes that destroy your chance of job success (print, Kindle)

“How To Write About Yourself” by Suzan St Maur … how to make the most of yourself, whatever you need to write (PDF download)

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  1. Thanks for the welcome to HTWB. Looking forward to sharing more tips as the weeks go on.

  2. I expect nothing but the best from your joining forces!

    And I wish it were kosher to include links in job advertisements and to say “don’t bother responding until you’ve read this post”!

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