When looking for a job or planning your future career, it’s vital that you have a CV. This is a summary of who you are, your skills, experience, and interests. A well-written and presented CV really can boost your chances of getting an interview, so here are our top tips for creating a standout CV.
What to do - and what not to do - with your CV
Your CV’s a critical document. It can either get you through the door, or land you in the bin. Make the right impression with these tips on what to do, and what to avoid.
Keep it clean, with a nice simple layout and an easy-to-read fontCheck and proof-read, spot any errorsUse plain, formal English
Spread your CV over too many pagesAdd waffle or irrelevant information — keep it focusedSend out an identical CV for every role - tailor it
How to complete each section