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Vitae statistics: how to present your CV


Due to an unexpected redundancy, I am now in the unfamiliar position of having to apply for work. As I have been at the same company for over 15 years, my CV-writing skills are a bit rusty. I have looked online and asked some friends for guidance, but have received conflicting advice. Some say the CV should be brief and to the point, and never more than one page long, as no one is going to wade through a lengthy "phone directory". Others have said a too-brief CV shows a lack of experience and will turn employers off. Can you advise on the best approach?