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Writing a CV

You don't get a second chance to make a first impression. Your CV is your chance to show you have the right experience, knowledge, skills and drive to do the job. So, it's worth taking some time to perfect it.

How to write a winning CV

  1. Start with your personal information

    Your name, address, phone number

  2. List your career history

    How long you were employed for and your key achievements

  3. Detail your education

    If you have a degree there’s no need to list each module results

  4. Interests

    Relate these to the skills the job you’re applying for requires

  5. Proof read

    Check your spelling and grammar and use short sharp sentences

  6. Formatting

    Keep your CV under two pages long and use subheadings and bullet points

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Do

  • Showcase your achievements

    Companies are results-orientated so emphasise how you made a difference in your previous roles

  • Tweak your CV

    Make sure your CV suits the specific position you’re applying for

  • Commit it to memory

    It will be the basis of your interview, so be prepared to discuss everything you’ve listed

Don't

  • Exaggerate

    Honesty is absolutely the best policy, make sure all the information is accurate and up-to-date

  • Leave gaps in your employment history

    Let them know why you weren’t in work, for example travelling or redundancy

  • Use jargon or abbreviations

    You’ll risk making your CV difficult to read.