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How far back should you go on your CV? Employers are looking at who you are now, not who you were ten years ago.

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It may be useful to put this into context ie the size of the business in terms of employees or turnover.
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What is the research department - your achievement may be made more impressive by some additional details.
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Be consistent with your tenses - past or present rather than a mixture of both. Check throughout.
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How regular - daily/monthly/weekly?
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What is the content of these reports? ie what skills are you applying to create them.
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Check that your URL links work. Also, whilst there is nothing strictly wrong with including URLs, be aware that employers rarely have time to check through such links - all the information you wish to display should be available directly from your CV.

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With dates already in place, stating the length of the job can come across as careless repetition.

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Continue as part of bullet point above and suggest rewording to
"- Worked on business improvement projects which included..."
What were the outcomes of any projects you worked on ie were they adopted by JIS, and what impact did they have on sales etc?
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Just you or working as part of a team?
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Very effective descriptions of the process improvements you made - did you have any client contact - attend meetings etc?
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Which team were you working with? Again was this you alone or as part of a team?
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It is often better to detail one or two activities thoroughly, rather than add everything as a list. The key details will be relevant to the job.

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Phrasing is important – try to avoid sounding arrogant or critical of others.