Your CV is often the first thing an employer will read about you.
It is important to give it the time and attention it deserves.Tools
Writing your CV: a practical guide
This gives you an introduction into the types of CV you can create and the sections you might want to include.
You can also complete our CV e-Module to help you get started.
Here are some of our top tips to remember:
- There is no 'one best way' to write your CV: your CV should be unique to you.
- Your CV should be no more than two pages.
- Aim for a font size no smaller than 11pt and keep your font style consistent throughout.
- Tailor your CV towards the role and company you are applying. Show that you have conducted research and you match their requirements.
- Consider writing your CV in the third person for a professional touch (avoid "I", "me", "we", etc.)
- Highlight relevant experience and transferable skills, proving your suitability for the role.
- Always provide examples to back up your statements.
- Think about using bullet points to make it easier for an employer to read and keep it concise.
- Proof read when you have finished to check for spelling and grammatical errors.