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Ultimate New Job by James Innes

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Moving on

Sooner or later, a time will come when you wish to move on. Whatever your reasons, your first step will be to create an interview-winning CV – and that will be the subject of this chapter.

‘Curriculum vitae’ is a Latin term and translates as ‘the course of one’s life’. The simplest dictionary definition says that a curriculum vitae is ‘a summary of your academic and work history’. Well, that’s basically true, but I see a curriculum vitae (commonly abbreviated, of course, to ‘CV’) as more of a personal sales brochure, one which should be very carefully written and presented to ensure you have the best possible chance of getting the job you want – to really showcase your talent.

It is not an autobiography. Simply writing down a list ...

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