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High Impact CVs: 52 brilliant ideas for making your résumé sensational by John Middleton

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2Remember, remember

Take a trip down memory lane and use the past as your starting point for a brand new CV.

Not so long ago, job applications involved little more than updating your old CV. These days, however, you‘ll need to take the time to create a brand spanking new one from scratch in order to be up there with the best of ‘em.

Remember how it used to be in days gone by when we decided the time had come to change jobs? When an advert caught our eye, we simply dug out a copy of the CV we used when we last applied for a job, checked that we were still living at the same address, added in details of our latest role and maybe topped up the qualification section if we’d been studying. Then it was off to the office photocopier to surreptitiously ...

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