Your CV is the first impression someone will have of you. Take the time to get it right. You may not have a second chance!
Starting with Personal Information, Profile, Employment History (most recent first), Education, Qualifications, Other Skills, Interests, and References.
• Put all of your personal details on your CV, details left off will result in the interviewer needing more
information or alternatively your application may be excluded due to short time frames.
• Always put your name, address, phone number and email address on the CV, you would be
surprised how many people miss off vital information.
• Have a personal profile (a couple of lines) outlining your strengths, at the beginning of the CV and give the
reader a taster of your skills.
• If you have worked for a number of years, list your last 10 years experience and summarise the previous
• Try to add bullet points and summarise each job.
• Try not to make the CV too complicated and don’t detract from the information with fancy logos or cartoons,
keep it professional and simple.
• 2/3 pages should be enough to give the relevant information.
• Most importantly always spell check your CV, bad grammar and spelling create a bad impression. Get
someone else to check it for you; often it is easy to miss something.
Always address any covering letter to the advertiser personally and make the letter specific to that vacancy, outlining why you would be good for the role, rather than mailing lots of general letters.