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

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51Treat your CV as a vade mecum

The dictionary definition of ‘vade mecum’ is ‘a handbook or other aid carried on the person for immediate use when needed.’ Here are the benefits of owning one.

Whatever we choose to do with our careers, one thing is certain: the job for life has been pensioned off.

According to Thomas Stewart, author of Intellectual Capital, these days ‘you have a better chance of getting a gold watch from a street vendor than you do from a corporation’. Companies lose money and they purge staff. Companies announce record profits and they purge staff. Let’s face it, the concept of a one-company career, as understood by generations of workers before us, is dead and gone.

These days, the very idea that an individual can join ...

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