In the second addition to our CV series we look at top 10 CV tips that will ensure yours stands out from the crowd:

  • Write about achievements, not responsibilities that are in practice not theory
  • Keep it brief, about 500-600 words is about right
  • Put the most important information on the first page
  • Keep the formatting clear, avoid elaborate fonts, clip art, inserted objects and photos
  • Remember your CV is a business proposal with a purpose to get you on a shortlist
  • Tailor your CV for a particular job and particular employer
  • Be truthful
  • Be ruthless with your internet presence
  • Remember your CV is a marketing tool
  • Network personal contacts and don’t be afraid to follow up


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