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- Use a standard font type i.e. Arial or Calibri, avoid anything flashy.
- Use plain white or cream paper; avoid coloured or marbled effect papers.
- Ensure your email address(s) is professional.
- Avoid adding anything which could impede your application.
Do not add:
- a photo
- your date of birth
- your marital status
- your nationality
It is important to stress that any reputable Recruitment Agency or Employer should be matching you in accordance with your skills and ability to ‘do the job’, and not your age or nationality or how you look.
Do not go into detail about jobs you held 10+ years previously unless they are relevant to the role that you are applying for.
Ensure that your CV looks uncluttered. Provide adequate spacing so that your previous roles are easy to spot and digest by the reader.
Avoid jargon or abbreviations that would not be recognisable to the employer.
Tailor your CV to match the role that you are applying for by ensuring the key requirements meet the reader’s eye. Unless the jobs that you are applying for are identical, you do not have to use the same CV every time. Keep two or three versions.
If you are applying for jobs that have slightly different tasks or responsibilities remember that relevance is the key! Therefore, adapt these accordingly.
Put your employment history under a heading. This should be in date order, starting with the most recent position first. If you have any gap in your employment history, ensure that you explain the reason(s).
Briefly outline your main duties within each role. Concentrate more on highlighting your achievements and results. Ensure you state what you have actually achieved with hard evidence i.e. “Generated an average of £1,000 profit per week” rather than “a proven track record in sales”.
Put any qualifications and training attended under a separate section heading after the ‘Employment History’ section.
Always ‘proof read’ your CV and if possible, get someone else to also read it.