The top 10 purposes of a CV

CVs have the following purposes:

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  1. To get you the interview
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I hope that’s clear! If you don’t get invited to interview for a role then any other purpose of a CV becomes a moot point. If you aren’t getting a good number of interviews then it’s time to try a different approach.

As you edit a CV always be asking yourself “will this addition/change improve my chances of getting an interview?”. It easy to lose focus and start adding content that obfuscates what will get you your next interview.

Next I’ll cover who will be using your CV so we can drill down on how to add content that helps each of these users identify you as an interviewee.

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