CV Advice

Writing a Good CV

A good CV is vital in making an impression with a potential employer. Here are some hints and tips to help you in creating yours.

  • Be brief and concise, but ensure that all dates are accounted for.  If there are any gaps in employment these need to be explained
  • Try and keep your CV to 2 pages
  • Include a profile on the first page, including your best attributes and key skills
  • Make sure you include all dates, company names and job titles of previous employment
  • Unless you have recently graduated, keep the education/qualifications section to the back page
  • Tailor a CV to a specific job where appropriate, i.e. include relevant job experience and duties that match the job you’re applying for
  • Spell check your work as you go along
  • Try and bullet point your duties and keep them concise and to the point
  • Once your CV is complete, read several times to check for spelling, grammatical or formatting mistakes – even better, get somebody else to check for you!

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