CV Guide


CV Guide

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.

  1. Check your employment history matches up with your LinkedIn profile and any other online sources
  2. Ensure your contact details are up-to-date and include any relevant links to professional profiles
  3. Write your CV in Microsoft Word and keep it to 2-3 pages where possible
  4. Tailor your CV to each job opportunity
  5. Use compelling words to describe yourself in a profile
  6. Include your key achievements such as details of any products you’ve made, key sales or times you’ve saved employer money
  7. Don’t include personal details such as age or marital status, but do include a little about your personal interests
  8. List any licences, security clearances or visas that you hold
  9. Only include skills you’re confident discussing and demonstrating at interview
  10. Always spell check and grammar check your CV before sending it to anyone

If you’re looking for more inspiration for your CV have a look at our CV Information board on Pinterest.

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