Posted on Thursday, May 4, 2017 by Charlotte HannaNo comments

Is it that time again to create or update your CV? We all know how important it is to make your CV stand out from the crowd and tell employers all about yourself.

To refresh your minds we have updated our CV tips to help you along the way.

Sell yourselfDon’t hold back. This is your time to make a great first impression. Tell the employer how fantastic you are, but try to be a little modest!

Make it relevant. Tailor your CV towards the position or industry that you’re applying for. This will grab the employers attention as it lets them know that you’re serious about the role.

Double check your spelling and grammar. This is one of the biggest turn-offs for potential employers. Ask a friend or family member to read through your CV to make sure there are no errors and it reads well.

Keep it concise and to the point. There are no rules of how short or long your CV should be but no employer wants to read through a four page CV. Keep it to two full pages of relevant content and structure it so it’s easy to read. You can always expand on what you’ve written if you’re invited to an interview.

Keep it up to date. Make sure your previous jobs and other experience are as relevant as possible, it’ll make it more interesting to potential employers.

Build on your experience. Keep your skills up to date and make sure it’s clear on your CV. Maybe do some an internship, voluntary work, take a course or take on new projects in your current role.

Don’t make your CV your portfolio. CVs are much clearer as a straightforward Word document. Send design work examples separately.

These tips should help you to create a successful CV for the next step in your career.

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