CV Writing Tips

Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 by Heather DuhigNo comments

When job hunting, the first thing you need to consider is the quality of your CV.

Everything from layout and style to language and content will be taken into account when employers view your CV. To help with this process, we are going to give you quick break down of ways for you to create a professional CV.

 

  1. Contact Details

    Keep this section short to save on space. Remember employers will be judging every aspect your CV, so make sure the email listed is professional. If you have a LinkedIn account you can also add this, but only if it is up to date and reflects the same level of professionalism.

     

  2. Professional Summary

    This section of your CV is a short paragraph that gives the reader a quick overview of yourself and what you can offer the company. Keep it to a couple lines, and tailor it to every job you apply for to ensure it remains relevant to every position.

     

  3. Core Skills

    Having a set of core skills bulleted at the top of your CV gives the reader opportunity to quickly review how suitable for the role you are. You can have this work to your advantage by tailoring these to highlight any matching skills you have to the job description.

     

  4. Experience & employment history

    Your employment history allows you to give detail on your previous jobs, internships and work experience. This should be in chronological order, with your most recent job appearing first. If you have many jobs listed, ensure any non-relevant roles to the one you are applying for is kept short.

     

  5. Education and Qualifications 

Like experience, education and qualifications should be in chronological order. Make sure to include all dates and institutions, as well as your grades. If you are a recent school leaver you may want to add in more detail here to make up for where your employment history is shorter. 

 

If you would like more information regarding what to write in your CV, please review our free ‘CV Builder’ tool available to all registered candidates.

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