A CV is your initial opportunity to sell yourself, your skills and the qualities you can bring to a prospective role. The CV itself should be no longer than 2 pages and is a brief overview of your education and employment history.
- Display your CV in a logical order.
- Always be honest as information is easily checked.
- Include information about relevant training courses and certificates gained.
- State your current employment first and work backwards.
- Include any of your key achievements.
- Only provide relevant information and keep it to the point.
- Provide details of a few hobbies.
- Provide referee information.
CV Do’s and Don’ts
Do make sure your CV is well presented in an easy to follow format.
Do ensure your CV is grammatically correct with no spelling or typing errors.
Do be honest.
Do highlight your skills and achievements.
Do put your contact details on your CV as well as your cover letter.
Don’t make your CV too long, as it will discourage the reader. Too much information can sometimes be as bad as too little.
Don’t omit vital information such as your contact details.
Don’t provide false information, you will probably be caught out.
Don’t send your CV out without double checking it first.