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How to Write a Compelling CV

Although there is a growing emphasis on demonstrating your skills to potential employers in other ways, such as through online portfolios and social networking tools, the CV still has a key role to play in getting you the job you want. There are, however, some differences on how you should present your CV in each market.

Across the world, the way CVs are written and read varies. In Europe, it is literally translated as the “path of your life”, so it’s important to show detail, responsibilities and progression rather than just a chronological list of job titles and duties.

There is flexibility in how you create the right CV for yourself, but there are also some pitfalls you should try to avoid. Let’s walk through the kind of CV that compels employers to act and how you can create it.