chapter  16
PRESENTING YOURSELF (I): THE CV AND THE APPLICATION FORM
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Everyone lives by selling something Robert Louis Stevenson

The arch-flatterer…is a man’s self Francis Bacon

The rest is silence Hamlet

16.1 THE CURRICULUM VITAE (CV)

FIRST PRINCIPLES

The whole business of applying for courses and jobs is an intimidating and stressful one-and it remains so even for those with lots of experience in it. So let me at once stress that there is no single ‘right way’, no watertight model. Nevertheless, there are some practices which have grown up and are best followed for clarity.