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Dos and dont's ov CV writing;Career development

1 Always accompany your CV with a well-written letter of application targeted at the job in question.

2 Keep text short, simple and relevant. Use bulleted statements rather than full sentences.

3 Aim for good layout and understated quality. Avoid fancy folders, coloured paper, assorted fonts and photographs. They suggest a triumph of pretension over substance.

4 Don't include anything that you are unable to demonstrate or justify at interview.

5 Never use a CV to avoid filling in detail on application forms. It drives many selectors mad.

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