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The job market is constantly evolving. Sometimes, there are few jobs and hundreds of applicants and other times, loads of jobs and few applicants. This changes in response to economic and political factors and all you can do as a job seeker is put yourself in the best possible position to land the job you desire.

Whether employers are receiving loads of applications or just a few, there’s still tough competition between the top job seekers. Cut and paste applications rarely work in any industry as you need to show passion and commitment to your line of work and a real interest to get ahead and win the role.

Do You Need a CV?

In short, usually yes, but not always. Your CV assists your job search. There’s no one solution to how you should conduct your job search, so it follows that the same applies to your CV or online profiles. In some jobs, a CV is unnecessary, yet for others, a professional CV is a basic must. Broadly, anyone working in office-based roles will need one and those working in more practical positions may, or may not, dependent on the preferences of the yard or stud.

You may not need one for a number of reasons. Firstly, some employers invite you to a trial day, as your experience and competence are immediately apparent. Secondly, after working for a few years, your reputation may go before you and formalising your experiences into a CV isn’t necessary to secure your next position as people are aware of your track record. Finally, they may prefer to seek references instead.

That said, many still like to see a CV as an overview and it’s always good to have one prepared. Furthermore, if you ever move out of your circle and wish to switch careers, you’ll need to create both a CV and online profiles to help demonstrate your worth and secure your next position.

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