CV do's

A CV is a marketing document and should provide an employer with a brief outline of your skills and relevant work experience. Here are a few tips:

  • Keep your CV to no more than 2 sides of A4.
  • Provide clear, concise and relevant information.
  • Punchy introductory profiles – who you are, your experience and what you are looking for next.
  • List your career history giving the name of each employer with dates, your job title, and a brief description of your duties.
  • Summarise your educational/professional qualifications and skills.
  • Detail any relevant voluntary experience.
  • Include interests – they may make you stand out.

CV don'ts

Recruiters will use your CV to decide whether or not to offer you an interview, so it is a vital document to get right, however try to avoid:

  • Skills based CVs.
  • Too much prose, try to use bullet points instead. • Writing in the third person.
  • Photos – no, no, no!
  • Listing your experience in chronological order – your most recent work experience is what employers want to see and so should be on the front page.
  • Excluding facts and figures about income generation.

Profile of a CV:
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