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If a new role is top of your wish list this Christmas, here are our sure-fire ways to make sure that your CV sparkles and that your career dreams really do come true this festive season.

“He’s making a list”

Spend some time researching the current job market to ensure that your CV stands you in the best possible position for the role that you want. By checking out the job descriptions for roles being advertised you will be able to see what skills and attributes are in demand from employer and can start listing your experience accordingly. Make sure to include your current role and spend some time detailing any newly acquired qualifications information on the impact you have had in your present position.

“He’s checking it twice”

When was the last time you took a look at your CV? More than likely it will have been just before you secured your current role so there will be some updating that will be needed to ensure your latest achievements and any additional responsibilities you have undertaken are included. Even if you have brushed up your CV on a regular basis, it is important to give it a thorough read through to make sure there are no spelling mistakes or grammatical errors.

“He’s going to find out who’s naughty and nice”

Review your references and check that those you have listed are happy to continue to be included and update any details such as job roles and contact details. Remember that most would-be employers will want to speak with your current employer once they have offered you the role.

“Santa Claus is coming to town”

As well as adding in new information, it is just as important to edit and remove any details which are no longer relevant. Your CV has to give the best possible impression of you but keep it succinct and use it as an opportunity to really consider which elements of your previous roles are going to be most valuable as you move forward in the next step of your career.

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