Presenting your CV in the right way can give you a much better chance of getting an interview, here’s some simple tips and downloads that could improve your CV.
- Keep it real. Usually a CV should be no more than two pages – and that’s two pages of A4 paper! Employers spend, an average, just 8 seconds looking at any one CV.
- Tailor it. Take the time to change your CV for each role that you apply for. Research the company and use the job advert to work out EXACTLY what skills you should point out to them.
- Include a personal statement. Use a short personal statement to explain why you are the best person for the job.
- Don’t leave gaps. This makes employers suspicious - and they won’t give you the benefit of the doubt.
- Keep it current. You should keep your CV up-to-date whether you’re looking for a job or not.
- The error of your ways. Employers DO look for mistakes on CVs and if they find them, it makes you look really bad.
- Tell the truth. The last thing you want is to start work and then lose your new job for lying.
- Make it look good. Use bullet points and keep sentences short.