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

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8Cut to the chase

Score points with the reader for every line of your CV and concentrate on identifying your high value content.

Your CV shouldn’t be an unexpurgated account of your life to date. Recruiters simply won’t be interested in the likes of that cycling proficiency badge you gained at the age of ten.

When a recruiter tells you that your CV is ‘comprehensive’, it’s not always a compliment. The better your CV is edited and the more it focuses on the particular needs of the job you’re going for, the better your chances of getting an interview.

Here are a few tips on how to play the various sections of your CV:

EXPERIENCE

When you provide details of the jobs you’ve held, the main areas you need to focus on for each role are:

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