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CV WRITING: SHOULD I ADD A SHORT DESCRIPTION OF MY EMPLOYER’S BUSINESS ON MY CV?

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CV WRITING: SHOULD I ADD A SHORT DESCRIPTION OF MY EMPLOYER’S BUSINESS ON MY CV?

Should you add a short description of your current or past employers on your cv?

In this post, you'll learn: 

• What to do when your CV is too long.
• Is it essential to add a brief description of all your employers to your CV.
• What is the primary purpose of your CV.

When it comes to cv writing, remember: there is no prize for the best CV in the world! The ultimate feedback you can receive whether your cv is good or not is if you're getting calls for job interviews.
Sometimes you have a lot of experiences on your CV, and it's becoming a little bit cluttered. 
Then you start questioning whether some of the information should be there. 
Well, I'm talking about describing a little bit the activities of your past or current employers.
I'm going to give you an MBA answer - yes, I am an MBA, and I learned this answer during the course. It's pretty funny: IT DEPENDS! 
But why?
1. If you have enough space on your CV to put information about your current or past employers, go for it!
2. If you think it's relevant to your job search, you can add a single line. 
I wouldn't add a whole paragraph about the company because a CV is not about your former employers. It's about you and what you did there, the results you delivered for them.
3. If you're running out of space, it's better to showcase yourself than to talk about your former or current employers. 
So if you don't have space, please don't do that. Remember you have Linkedin for that.
You can actually put all your past experiences there. You can use 2 000 characters to write about your past experiences, your past results, or whatever you want to write about your past employer.
I don't do this brief description of the employers' activities or industry on my clients' CVs.
If it's relevant for that candidate because it's quite specific, then we call attention to that in the summary section of the CV and cover letter.
Remember, your CV should be filled with a lot of numbers, a lot of measurable results, and also many narratives that underline your core competencies. 
Your strengths and what you have best highlighted by results are unbeatable! 
Let's rock, ladies!

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