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2 Getting the job

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When you use your CV as part of a job application, you will need to tailor it closely to the requirements of the job. In this section, you will use the personal and professional information you have saved to LinkedIn to create a CV with a specific job in mind. Don’t forget that your CV is your marketing tool, and you need to make sure it reflects exactly what you want to portray about yourself to a prospective employer.

Different employers expect to receive information about you in a variety of formats, so do check out what is required before starting your application. Some employers will send you an application form to complete and specifically ask you not to send a CV. They will still want the same information, but will want you to transfer this information onto their own application form instead. In this case, you can transfer the key information from your CV by copying and pasting it into the application form.