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

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46Handling interviews

A CV has only really achieved its goal if you secure an interview, when you’ll need to reinforce and build on its content.

If your CV isn’t securing you interviews, then you might as well wrap your old potato peelings in it and lob it in a bin for all the use it is to you and your career.

If you’re invited to an interview, you’ll normally have a week or two’s notice. This period is a crucial part of the proceedings. Used effectively, you can give yourself a real chance to shine on the day.

At this point I’d like to remind you of something glaringly obvious, but hugely important. The reason you’ve been offered an interview is because somebody liked what you put into your CV. The content will have struck them as relevant, ...

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