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Creating a Successful CV by Simon Howard

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Describing your Experience

A straightforward description of what you have done and who you did it for is not enough. The reader must be able to see your record of achievements, and so appreciate what you will be able to do in the future for his or her organization.

TIP

Do not waste space on your CV listing employers’ full addresses.

Achievements and responsibilities

The most common complaint about many CVs is that they are no more than a series of potted job descriptions. What an employer needs to know is how well you did what you did. Your present job description may be a useful place to start, but it was prepared for another purpose. Your CV needs to get you another job, and what you say about your responsibilities and achievements is ...

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