Writing a Great CV
A CV is a selling tool that provides clients with that all-important first impression. As such, it is vital for your CV to be as exciting and up-to-date as possible for you never know when that perfect job could appear.
Our experienced Consultants can offer expert advice regarding your CV but in the first instance you may wish to consider the following tips.
Top Tips for Success:
- Before submitting a CV to an organisation you should consider who it is going to and why they should meet you
- Your CV should be 2 to 3 pages long – it should intrigue but not bore.
- Neat and clear presentation assists the reader. We recommend Times New Roman or Helvetica, font size 12.
- Your CV should include personal details such as name, address, daytime and evening contact numbers and an email address if you have one.
- Highlighting your personality is important; this could be mentioned within a short personal statement at the start of your CV emphasising your strengths and areas you enjoy.
- It is important to include qualifications and grades, especially any professional qualifications and current studies being undertaken.
- When stating previous experience it is important to include dates and reasons for leaving as this will be an advantage if you have had a number of temporary or contract roles.
- Explain in reasonable detail what you have achieved over the last 5-8 years. Jobs prior to this are likely to be less relevant to the application and should be listed as a one liner unless you are seeking to return to a particular career.
- Mention your personal interests as this provides the reader with insight into your personality and cultural fit within the organisation
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