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The CV Book 2nd edn, 2nd Edition by James Innes

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Chapter 1

Why are CVs so important?

Dear Reader,

Why do some people almost always get the job they want?

Because their CV wins them an interview – and 99 per cent don’t!

As a professional CV writer, I see every single day which CVs really achieve results. This puts me in a unique position, enabling me to bring you the very best of what I have learned – and helping you to create a truly exceptional CV.

What exactly is a ‘curriculum vitae’?

‘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 ...

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