Quick Guide to Writing a Great CV

So you’re in the market for a new job. Here’s our quick guide to writing a great CV:

  • You don’t need to use the word CV or Curriculum Vitae – your name is what you want them to see so make it a little more bold and at the top of the page
  • Update your CV regularly with key successes, achievements and challenges you have overcome positively. Be careful not to use negative language
  • Tailor it to the job you are applying for – yes it takes a little more time, but you are looking for the ideal job so it’s definitely worth it – this is your chance to demonstrate that you are a match for the role
  • Don’t use buzzwords or jargon – facts and figures are key
  • Be honest. If you don’t have all of the required skills, focus on the ones you do have
  • Include a short cover letter when sending your CV – ideally to a named person
  • Always proofread it and spell check before sending

Happy Job Hunting!