CV Writing Tips

I cannot stress enough the importance of the perfect CV.  It is your first (and sometimes last) chance to impress a potential employer.

It’s a competitive market out there and you want to stand out for the right reasons.

  1. Keep your CV to two pages if possible
  2. Be concise, don’t waffle
  3. Choose a font and then stick with it
  4. Photos are great in albums or frames, not on CVs
  5. Check for spelling and grammatical errors, and then check again.  Then ask friends and family to check too
  6. Include your name, address, telephone number and email address
  7. Personal profile/statement – your chance to sell yourself.  Keep in short and snappy
  8. Use bullet points to list your duties and responsibilities
  9. Start with your current or most recent position and work backwards
  10. Explain any career gaps
  11. List professional and academic qualifications, degrees and executive programmes
  12. Include skills such as languages, technology or vocational training
  13. Keep your CV up to date even when you are not looking