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Creating a Winning Non-Executive CV: Avoiding Pitfalls and Problems

A stellar CV is the most vital tool in any non-executive's arsenal.

And though you may have found success with your executive CV - or with no CV at all - applying for non-executive positions requires a different approach entirely.

Language, formatting and personal branding are all crucial elements of appealing to the NED recruiter. In this webinar you will learn how to avoid the common pitfalls and problems often encountered when crafting a compelling CV, allowing you to kickstart your transition to a portfolio career with confidence.
Recorded Jul 10 2020 43 mins
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