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Chris Leitch

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Chris is the editor-in-chief and resident cat lover at CareerAddict where he oversees all editorial operations. When not shooting off emails left, right and centre, he can be seen dealing with stray commas and misplaced apostrophes, as well as occasionally writing about CVs and job-hunting.

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Articles (182)

Résumé with a female candidate's photo on a desk with a keyboard and smartphone
CVS & RÉSUMÉS / OCT 05, 2018

Your CV or résumé should fit onto two pages, max. It should never use colour. Your education section should always come after your work experience. Conventional wisdom...
Man sitting at desk and writing letter
CVS & RÉSUMÉS / JUL 02, 2018

Cover letters as we know them started gaining momentum in the early 1950s, and by the mid-1960s had become a regular requirement for job vacancies. But with the rising...
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CVS & RÉSUMÉS / MAY 01, 2018

It takes just one teenie-tiny typo on your otherwise awesome CV to ruin your chances of landing a job. Of course, there are some employers who are willing to overlook a...
Businessman running with briefcase
INTERVIEWS / APR 02, 2018

ARGH! It’s 1:48 pm and you’re stuck in traffic on your way to the interview for the job of your dreams! You’ve only got 12 minutes to get there, and you know that there’s...
Woman making paper ball
CVS & RÉSUMÉS / MAR 28, 2018

There’s a little rumour going around that hiring managers do not read cover letters – and I’m here to put that rumour to bed because hiring managers do, indeed, read...
Young man at work
CAREER DEVELOPMENT / MAR 07, 2018

The job market is a competitive place, so much so that a degree alone is often not enough to impress a potential employer – even if that degree happens to be a PhD in...
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