A well made CV is your passport to a world of opportuinity. In this Series of blog posts, Geraldine White discusses what makes a great CV by giving pointers, tips and tutorials on CV building, cover letter writing, references and interviews.
Here are some tips to follow when writing your CV:
- Professionally presented (well structured in chronological order, good grammer, spell checked.)
- Simple (less is more.)
- Clean, Clear and concise (easy to read.)
- Be truthful (integrity is vital.)
- Direct (get to key points quickly.)
- Regularly update your CV with new achievements, experience etc.
- Highlight clearly your strengths & values and how you can use these in the job.
- Convince prospective employers you have the right skills, experience, behaviour, & attitude, they are looking for (Better the match – more likely you will be called for interview.)
- Ideally 1 or 2 A4 (plain white) pages will impress & impact more than lots of detail spread over 3/4 pages.
- Leave out irrelevant or negative information (sell yourself.)
- Use headings/sub-headings, bullet points.
- Remember First impressions count – a sloppy unprofessional CV will be interpreted as a reflection of the sender.
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