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  • CV Advice

    CV Advice

Your CV is the first opportunity to make an impression on a potential employer, and is key to being noticed. It's worth spending time on the content and presentation as this could make all the difference in getting that job.

We've outlined a few tips below and if you need help to build your CV download our CV Template below to help get you started.

The basic format for a CV should include:

  • Personal details:
    • Including name
    • Address
    • Phone number
    • Email address
    • Professional social media presence
  • A personal profile which sells yourself and your qualities, tailored towards the job you are applying for
  • Career history, starting with your most recent job first. Include dates and temporary jobs if appropriate
  • Personal and Professional Achievements, that are relevant. Backing up your achievements with numbers it makes selling yourself much easier.
  • Qualifications and training from previous jobs, with the most recent first
  • Interests, if they are relevant and especially if the skills or teamwork concerned are relevant for the job
  • Any extra information, such as reasons for a career change or reasons for gaps in career history, such as caring duties
  • References, two or more and including a recent employer
Employers spend a matter of seconds looking at any one CV. A CV needs have a balance of the basic facts for your career and descriptive personality statements.

Every time something significant occurs in your career, record it so you don't later forget important information.

Leaving obvious gaps on your CV will make a recruiter and an employer immediately ask a lot of questions. Fill the gaps and it will make initial interview processes more effective, as all parties will have the facts. Add temp work, volunteer work or professional study. Lying on your CV will generally will always be uncovered. So being honest with dates and titles and have valid references available to your consultant.

Use bullet points and keep sentences short. Use the graphic design trick of leaving plenty of white space around text and between categories to make the layout easy on the eye.

Please download our CV template if you require some help formatting your CV.

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