Date of publication: 2017-08-23 21:55
Of course at the same time you'd need to prove you can cover the stated/known essentials, but if you see or detect that role development is also on the employer's wish-list, then create your CV accordingly.
Think about the special impressive things you've done so far in your life - and use them to create some powerful achievements statements for your CV.
Telephoning before writing is a good idea. This enables you to qualify the good opportunities and remove the no-hopers. Phone the PA (personal assistant) of the decision-maker, so as to make the introduction, to ask about and qualify the opportunity and process of application and selection, and ask them to look out for your letter. If you are referred to another person or department go with their flow unless you are convinced it's taking you to the wrong place.
Jobs in marketing and people-management, and to a degree all other organizational functions, increasingly must respond to this, for which reason, the most effective managers in the future will be people whose capabilities embrace these complex systemic and philosophical considerations, way beyond conventional job skills.
According to research the inclusion of a photograph of yourself is more likely to have a negative effect than a positive one, but I guess that depends on what you look like and also how the reader responds to the way you look, which is not an exact science at all. Until photographs become the expected norm, if ever they do, unless you have a very good reason to include a photo then it's probably best not to.
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Put the contact and address details at the foot of the resume for middle and senior job vacancies , when you want maximum impact for your job-related strengths.
So eliminate any areas of doubt in your application - do not hope instead that everything will be ok in the interview, because if you have created some doubts about yourself and your application, then the job offer will probably go to someone who is less of a risk.