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Curriculum Vitae (CV) Guide
Your Curriculum Vitae forms a major part of the profile we use to tell our clients about you. This is your opportunity to present your skills, experience and what you can offer to a new employer. A detailed two to three page CV usually provides ample information, provided it is well laid out and easy to read.
If you don’t have your own CV, simply download and complete our template: CV Template
Presentation of a good CV
- Avoid italics and decorative fonts, and don't add an ornate border – you want to be noticed for what you say, not how you present it.
- Try to keep your CV to no more than two or three pages.
- Place your name right at the top of the front page, with your contact details directly underneath.
- Have a clear structure. It should always be easy to understand and to read. Your goal is to present facts about yourself concisely and with clarity.
- Use bullet points rather than complete sentences to avoid unnecessary wordiness.
- List your educational history, academic achievements and work experience in reverse order – university degree should come before your school exam results.
- Never leave time gaps. If you took a year out, or carried out interim assignments, say so – otherwise, employers can suspect the worst.
- Check your work carefully – always run a spell check over it. Re-read to ensure accuracy; ask a person/friend to check it too.
- Your CV is the first impression your potential employer will have of you. Take the time to get it right – you may not have a second chance.