There are hundreds of people applying for the same jobs as you, which means that you need to make sure that your CV is concise, punchy and extremely appealing to potential employers. We live in a world that is fast-paced, diverse and competitive so why would you create a CV that simply merges into the background and looks the same as 99% of all other CVs out there. You want to ensure that your CV is in that 1% that employers want to read because it contains the right information in the form of facts, data, figures and legitimate reasons why you can benefit their business. Making your CV simple to read is key to employers because they are too busy to spend wasted time looking for information that is not there. This also includes CVs that are multiple pages in length because that is a no-go. There is absolutely no need for you to use information that is irrelevant because that is of no use to you or potential employers and you have to research the roles that you are applying for. Your CV will provide employers with an insight into who you are, what you have achieved in your career and in education and what you can offer them to make sure it contains the content that they want and can work with.
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