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

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38Bend the facts a little

All organisations develop their own particular language and acronyms, but bear in mind that these may need explaining to an outsider. In fact, it might be better to avoid them altogether.

Have you seen the episode of The Simpsons in which Homer starts an internet business? The job title he initially goes for is ‘Chief Executive’. However, he then decides to change it to ‘Junior Chief Executive’, as he thinks this sounds far more important.

Now although you may not have enough organisational clout to determine what job title you go by in the workplace, it’s a different kettle of fish when it comes to your CV. For example, if the job titles you’ve had over the years don’t adequately convey what the jobs were about, ...

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