This question came up recently and it's a good one:
What are you aiming for when you write your CV?
Here's one potential answer:
"I'm aiming to write my CV, dummy!"
A fair answer. It's technically correct too but it's also not the whole story. (Perhaps summed up best by the comedian who once said, "Technically correct. The worst kind of correct.")
I have asked this question a lot recently: What are you aiming for when you write your CV? (Although I do avoid asking it at parties. It's a bit of a mood killer)
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If we ponder it a little more for the moment, perhaps the most common answer to this question is: "To get myself a job."
Technically correct once again. When you sit down to write your CV or Resume, the reason you do it is to get your next job or because you need a new job.
But here's where you can turn technically correct into the best kind of correct. An answer that is best for you and your career.
What about: "To get myself a job that I want."
We all know the difference between work and the work we enjoy doing. If we're searching anyway, why not look for a job that we want?
So here's one last question if you are writing your CV or Resume right now:
What are you aiming for?
All the best for now,