Writing your CV

Your CV is viewed as a personal sales tool, allowing you to introduce yourself, your skills and the qualities you can bring to the role you are applying for. It is therefore essential that your CV is clear, concise and up to date.

Some basic tips,

Keep your CV short – 2 sides of A4 are generally seen as sufficient. You want it sell you enough to gain an interview, you can elaborate when face to face.

Career History – Display with your most current position first then back from that. Use bullet points to highlight responsibilities and achievements and keep it concise and relevant to the role you are applying for.

Be Honest – This is a chance to sell yourself, so don’t be modest. But likewise over exaggerating your abilities will only result in wasted time in attending failed interviews.

Avoid Gimmicks – Such examples as coloured paper, fancy graphics, candidate pictures and unusual fonts will make your CV stand out, but most of the time meaning your CV will go straight to the bottom of the pile. Keep it professional and simple. Let only your skills and experiences stand out and sell you.