TOP 10 CV TIPS
Sitting down to write your CV can seem like a daunting task and yet it is the key to getting in front of employers. A CV is not your biography or life history, but a document which compliments your online profile that will help you secure an interview.
We’ve a detailed CV guide we can share with you, but here are our top 10 tips.
- Check your employment history matches up with your LinkedIn profile and any other online sources
- Ensure your contact details are up-to-date and include any relevant links to professional profiles
- Write your CV in Microsoft Word and keep it to 2-3 pages where possible
- Tailor your CV to each job opportunity
- Use compelling words to describe yourself in a profile
- Include your key achievements such as details of any products you’ve made, key sales or times you’ve saved employer money
- Don’t include personal details such as age or marital status, but do include a little about your personal interests
- List any licences, security clearances or visas that you hold
- Only include skills you’re confident discussing and demonstrating at interview
- Always spell check and grammar check your CV before sending it to anyone
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