Books: Three of a kind - How to Create an Irresistible CV

Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

You're Hired!
Corinne Mills

Written by a careers coach, this well-designed book goes beyond the usual staid advice by providing activities that ask you to really think hard about what to include on your CV. It also helps you create smart strategies for job-hunting and interviewing. Expertly written and with tons of helpful advice, this is a thoroughly researched guide to getting the most from your CV - and your career. Recommended. - Best of its kind

Perfect CV
Max Eggert
Random House

An unlikely endeavour for an Anglican parish priest, you might think, but Eggert provides a no-nonsense guide that champions the 'no gain without pain' precept and encourages you to think of yourself as a brand. Reading this is like having the kind of nice cosy chat with your vicar that leaves you feeling comforted yet motivated to try that little bit harder. Eggert's happy turn of phrase makes this an accessible and helpful read. Also recommended. - Best of its kind

Why You?
John Lees

The author is a well-respected careers guru, so it's worth taking his advice seriously, though here there's too much unnecessary background information. The book covers everything you need to consider when compiling your CV, but it isn't as inspiring as Eggert's or Mills' works, and feels a bit like a school textbook. Writing your CV is already a daunting and onerous task, so making it seem like homework is not a wise idea. - Could be useful

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