The first page is the most important – it must attract attention and make the employer want to read on.  It should contain personal details followed by a summary of skills and experience. Always highlight professional qualifications.

  1. Your CV should be about two pages long and include all relevant information, written in a clear, concise style.
  2. Focus on your current role it is more than likely the most relevant.
  3. Please check all spelling and grammar.  Make sure it is well presented.
  4. Education and career history should be in reverse chronological order. Avoid using long pieces of text – use bullet points.
  5. Be entirely honest – a good interviewer will pick up on any gaps or discrepancies.
  6. Highlight your contribution to previous companies – identify your responsibilities and achievements.
  7. Ensure that all sections about your career are in the same order e.g. job title, company name, date of employment, your role, responsibilities and key achievements.
  8. Hobbies and interests show personality but keep it brief.