When it comes to applying and searching for a new job your CV is the most important tool. It creates that first impression to get your foot in the door. Putting together a successful CV that gets noticed is easy once you know how. Following our Top 5 Tips for the Best CV and tailoring your CV to the job you are applying for can set you on the right path to success. 

The following tips can help you get started.

 

  1. Make it Stand out.
    Your CV is your first impression and it should show off your skills and experience. Your CV is your very own canvas so make it something that represents you. Don't be afraid to be creative with your CV, maybe use a cool template? Be include relevant work experience to the role you are applying for. 

  2. Don't overload! 
    You want the recruiter to be able to find the key information quickly. Choose a font that is easy to read and make sure your CV isn't too big! 
  3. Be specific.
    Make sure you know who you are writing your CV for, which industry it is for and tailor your experience to them.

  4. Check, check and double check again. Avoid errors including spelling mistakes and incorrect email address and phone numbers. Use a spell checker and double check everything. 

  5. Use a CV template. By following a pre-set template you'll find that your CV is easier to write and easier to read for the recruiter. Making sure your work experience and qualifications are in the right place means it's one less thing off your mind. Try Canva, this is a free website which is great for CV templates! 

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By using these tips, your CV will create the right impression and help yours get to the top of the pile. Don't forget to share your CV with a family member or friend.

Ask them if it reflects your personality, your achievements and you in your best light. By spending time and putting effort into your CV you are much more likely to be called for an interview knowing that your CV is it best it can be. with the result that you are much more likely to be called for an interview.

 

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