The CV layout that will help you secure that £100,000 job

New study identifies the key features that the CV's of the UK's top-end earners have in common

10,000 CVs of people who earn six-figure salaries were analysed by jobsite Adzuna and the findings revealed that the majority of them have, on average, at least 19 years in of experience, including 13 years in management positions.

Those in the so-called £100k club were found to be mainly working in the finance and IT sectors, although engineering , sales and consultancy were also listed.

The “education” section doesn’t necessarily need to be filled out: the study found that 23 per cent of those earning six figure salaries don’t have a degree.  However, those who don’t have degrees take longer to work their way up: the majority have spent 22 years in employment, compared to 18 years for those who have a university education.

Here are the 4 key things that the £100k CV should have:

  1. Two decades of experience

Top earners have spent 19 years working up to their salaries, 13 of which have been spent in management roles.

  1. Education: none

Almost a quarter of people on six-figure salaries don’t have a degree – but prepare to work for longer if you don’t.

  1. IT and finance lead the way

19 per cent of top earners have backgrounds in IT, while another 19 per cent have worked in finance. Around 12 per cent worked in consultancy, while five per cent have backgrounds in engineering and another five per cent worked in sales.

  1. You don’t need to make it to the corner office to earn top dollar

The top five job titles of those on six figures are managing director, operations director, finance director, director, and chief executive.

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