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

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50Do you even need a CV at all?

The nature of our work dictates whether we need a CV to further our careers. That said, we might need one even if we think we don’t. Confused? Then read on.

Some of us know exactly what we’re trying to achieve in terms of our careers. For example, our goal might be to have a place on the board by the time we’re a certain age.

Alternatively, we might want to be employed by a certain organisation or to work our socks off so that we can retire early from the rat race.

This clarity acts as a touchstone for all our career-related decisions. Unfortunately, not all of us, quite possibly very few of us in reality, have that level of clarity. We work just as hard at every job we hold as those who do have a strong sense ...

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