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

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12What am I letting myself in for?

The better you understand your target company, the more targeted you can make your CV. Which is why you’d be wise to find out as much as possible about your next potential employer.

If you uncover a potential corporate ‘basket case’, then I’d advise against joining them. If a company comes through your research with flying colours, however, then it should make an impressive addition to your CV.

Here are five ways to carry out the research required to separate the Enrons of this world from the pick of the bunch:

1.  Phone a friend

Start putting the word around and you may track down somebody (or somebody who knows somebody) who either works for the company or is a customer a supplier of theirs. These informal ...

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