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Guidance Writing CVs
Writing a CV is an acquired skill, and many people send theirs away without having sought professional guidance. We are here to let you in on the key secrets of successful CV writing.
The employer will typically read around 30 - 60 CVs for one job, so you need to make it easy for them by ensuring that you make it clear you're worth interviewing.
The CV is the first port of contact with your potential manager and is an important tool in making a strong first impression. An interview, the next step, is a way of building upon the impression you have made in your CV.
It is, in a sense, a sales document selling you to the employer. Therefore, it is vital to understand what the job entails. Break the role down to its key skill requirements and ensure that the first page of your CV clearly communicates that you can offer all of these.
State the reasons for leaving each of your jobs, and ensure the reason is positive. If it wasn't, put a spin on it.
Your CV shouldn't be more than two pages long. Resist putting your life history down or all of your impressive educational achievements. Remember, you should be referencing only the information that is relevant to the job that you are applying for.
Keep writing about hobbies and preferences to a minimum. Remember, the recruiter is only concerned about whether you can do the job in question, not what your personal interests are.
Writing your CV
If you need help with layout and design, you can use these CV templates as a starting point.
Alternatively use our automatic CV writer. Just complete the form, click submit and your CV will be sent to your email address in PDF format.
And finally, once you have your CV you can register it online.