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7.1 The advantages of reuseability
Enterprise systems are software applications that automate and integrate all many of the key business processes of an organisation. With some understanding of software development, you will learn about current development practices for this type of system and develop relevant skills to apply them to real-world problems. You will develop core skills in object-oriented analysis and design, allowing you to develop software that is fit for purpose, reusable and amenable to change.
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After completing this unit you may wish to study another OpenLearn Study Unit or find out more about this topic. Here are some suggestions:

If you wish to study formally at The Open University, you may wish to
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5.7 Conclusion

We hope that you have enjoyed Learning to change. The unit has asked you to explore your own learning and how it can be used for personal development and change. We hope that you have found that you have a combination of knowledge, skills and qualities that you can take forward in ways that will help you feel fulfilled in whatever you decide to do and will make your life more interesting and enjoyable.

We also hope that you have begun to feel that in addition to being able to man
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5.6.2 Skills-based CVs

A skills-based CV emphasises your personal qualities, rather than your employment history, and is a very popular format with mature graduates. You should choose this sort of CV to emphasise what you have to offer an employer.

A skills-based CV is ideal if you have gaps in your employment history, because they are not as prominent as they would be in a chronological CV. However, employers are still likely to ask you about your career progression, so be prepared to explain any gaps at int
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5.6.1 Using a CV to present yourself

A CV is a document that you draw up in order to ‘sell’ yourself to a prospective employer. You might object that your current plans are unlikely to need a CV. You may not be looking to change your career or your job. However, the work involved in putting a CV together can be useful to you personally. Creating your CV gives you a clear idea about what you want to say about your qualities and skills. It can be useful in helping you recognise and appreciate these. It might start you thi
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