How should I present my CV?

Why is a CV important? Everything you need to know…

Your CV will be your first contact with your potential employer, so it’s essential to get it right. We understand that writing them can be a challenge, but we are here to help you!

Covering anything from how to write the best CV and what to include, right through to help with writing a cover letter, no matter what stage of your career you are in – Learn everything you need right here!

Did you know? The average employer looks at a CV for an average of 6 seconds! That’s why we understand the importance of writing a CV that will attract the attention of your potential employer from the offset. Read our top tips below.

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Even if your skills match the role perfectly, a messy and confusing CV probably won’t even get a second look. As such, here are a few tips on presenting your CV to ensure you catch the employers attention:

  • Keep it short and succinct – A standard CV should be no longer than two sides of A4. However, that being said, one size doesn’t fit all here. For those applying for higher level job positions or people who have extensive job experience, a 3 page CV may be necessary.
  • Choose a clear and professional font that is easy to read
  • To save space, only include your main education and experience
  • Lay your CV out in a logical order, with clear section headings
  • Order your work experience and education in reverse chronological order to highlight your most recent achievements.
  • List your achievements in bullet points to save space
  • Avoid adding a title saying ‘CV’ – SImply put your name and contact information at the top of the page