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

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Chapter 11

Achievements

Including an Achievements (or Accomplishments) section on a CV is by no means compulsory – and there are many instances where it simply won’t apply. But if you can include such a section then it could really make an instant and dramatic difference to the power of your CV. It helps prevent your career history from reading too much like a job description and it gives you an opportunity to distinguish yourself from other candidates.

This is no time for false modesty. This is a time to show what you have achieved – and to imply that you will be capable of achieving similar results in the future.

The one goal of your CV is to get you an interview and this one change to your CV will undoubtedly help to get you noticed, ...

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