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1. You and your ambitions

What’s in this chapter for you

  • Targeting the right job
  • Planning the job hunt
  • The ‘All about me and what I’ve done’ file
  • Face it – nobody’s perfect!
  • Plugging the gaps
  • Suiting yourself
  • Networking

‘It seems to me that I take one step forward and two back. I know I should be higher up the career ladder than I am, and I keep applying for things and putting my CV up on the recruitment sites, but I never get anywhere. Where I work presently, I can’t seem to make any headway either. Others around me with a lot less ability than me seem to get the promotions. I am now just going through the motions and beginning to believe that I am never going to get lucky’

James Millar, accounts clerk

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