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Anyone work for Waterstones and know what they look for in a cover letter/CV? I applied once already and didn't get an interview but I have worked for my local library for almost 3 years so thought that was great experience. I also demonstrated my customer service skills and passion for reading. Well I thought I did anyway but I must be missing something!

Anyone got any tips?

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Anyone work for Waterstones and know what they look for in a cover letter/CV? I applied once already and didn't get an interview but I have worked for my local library for almost 3 years so thought that was great experience. I also demonstrated my customer service skills and passion for reading. Well I thought I did anyway but I must be missing something!

Anyone got any tips?

Thanks in advance
They will be looking for evidence of the specific skills they are asking for in the job. bUt getting the right style and tone in your CV is also important, Waterstones wil have a lot of keen applicants with good experience and strong writing skills. Was it written in bullet point format? no lists? Education, Experience and Interests sections? Clear evidence of skills, not just claims? No waffly opening profiles or generic skills lists?

There's a specific CV help forum you can start a thread in and get help there. it's private so your CV can't be seen by anyone but you and the CV Helper.
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Hi thanks for your advice. The cover letter wasn't in bullet points but some of my CV with key skills in my previous jobs was in bullet points. Thanks for the tip I will get someone to take a look at my cv for me.

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They will be looking for evidence of the specific skills they are asking for in the job. bUt getting the right style and tone in your CV is also important, Waterstones wil have a lot of keen applicants with good experience and strong writing skills. Was it written in bullet point format? no lists? Education, Experience and Interests sections? Clear evidence of skills, not just claims? No waffly opening profiles or generic skills lists?

There's a specific CV help forum you can start a thread in and get help there. it's private so your CV can't be seen by anyone but you and the CV Helper.
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Hi thanks for your advice. The cover letter wasn't in bullet points but some of my CV with key skills in my previous jobs was in bullet points. Thanks for the tip I will get someone to take a look at my cv for me.
To be clear, the CV should be in bullet points, but the covering letter should not.

The skills you demonstrate from your previous experience should reflect the experience that Waterstones want to see, not necessarily they key skills for that previous job.
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