How to write the perfect CV

  • Tailor your CV to the specific job. It is vital to ensure the script is relevant to each job application,rather than sending the same generic CV
  • Keep it simple – it should be easy to read and use active language. Two to three pages of A4 sheet its usually acceptable length.
  • Include key information – personal details, including name, address, phone number, email address and any professional social media presence should be clear. A date of birth is no longer needed, owing to age discrimination rules.
  • List your List your education and training with dates and the name/location of the university or training programme where you took the course in a chronological order staring with the most recent
  • Present Jobs in a simply way with your most recent employer at the top. State the job title, the employer, the dates you worked there and the location. Provide a brief summary of your main duties. Link relevant experiences to the job you are applying for
  • Check and double check – avoid simple errors, take a fresh look the next day and ask for a second opinion from a trusted friend or colleague