CVs

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.

Essentials

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.