First Impressions Count! The most important thing to remember when writing your CV is that first impressions count, so make sure you take care when writing it and follow our CV writing tips!
Important sections to include:
Contact Details: It might sound obvious but start your CV with your Contact Details in the header, include
your Full Name, Address, and Telephone Number & Email Address.
Personal Profile: Introduce yourself! Let the reader know your key skills and attributes and what path
of career you’re looking to take!
Education and Qualifications: this information is essential to your CV. Employers need to know what
areas you are qualified in – especially if they are relevant to the job you are applying for!
Employment History: Information surrounding your Past and Current Employment is vital in ensuring
employers know your background experiences and companies that you've worked with (also keep it in reverse
chronological order – your newest employment first!)
Interests/Hobbies: Keep them relevant! If you choose to include an interests and hobbies section (not essential), then
stick to activities that have the potential to support your application! Skills these hobbies have given you are a great way to impress
the reader too!
Key Points to Remember...
Use Short Sentences or Bullet Points – employers don’t want to trawl through pages of information and they won’t!
Formatting is essential. You don’t need to make your CV fancy, just make sure it’s spaced out and easy
to read. Make sure you use a Suitable Font which is easy to read and not too small (Arial, size 12 point is a good, easy to read font!)
Write accurately and concisely - bad spelling and grammar is a sure way to get your CV binned!
Never lie on a CV - Employers will check the facts!
Keep it Current! Make sure your CV is up-to-date!
The ideal length of a CV is 2 pages – be sure to keep your CV concise and only include important information.
And last, but by no means least, the most important factor…PROOF READ! Make sure you proof read your CV
and ask someone else to read through it too – this will help to identify any errors!
Remember the purpose of a CV is to grab the attention of the employer...not to bore them! The objective
of a CV is to get you an interview and land that all important job! Happy Writing!