Compiling a CV

Categories // Top Tips

  • Ensure you include full contact details including email
  • A profile (a bit about you!) your qualities, strengths and experience at the head of your CV is a good start
  • Briefly list Education and qualifications attained
  • Career History - compile it in chronological order with the most recent job at the top
  • List your duties intelligently without an exhaustive list of everything you ever did at work! – Bullet points make it easier to read
  • Include a short piece highlighting your major achievements within the role
  • Use a clear, readable font and always spell check – poor spelling and grammar is a definite turn off!
  • Keep your CV concise, ideally 2 pages
  • Referees – available on request (do not list names if you do not want them contacting before an interview)

Remember your CV is your only chance to sell yourself to a new employer and has to be good enough to secure an interview offer so it's worth putting in that extra bit of work. Good Luck!

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