Your CV is the most important tool you will use in your job search.
It is the paper version of your professional self, and the first contact you will make with prospective employers.
There’s a lot of information about CVs and how to make yours catch the attention of employers, securing that all important interview.
There are so many great resources out there with loads of tips on tailoring your CV to specific industries and experience levels.
For just two sheets of paper, there is a lot to take in but at the end of the day, you need to find your own way of making yourself stand out.
Because after all, you are the only version of yourself!
Formatting & Spelling
Sometimes, looks really are everything! Especially when it comes to CVs. Human resources staff have hundreds of job applications to sift through, so they are going to scan each one in a few seconds.
That’s why clarity and precision are needed in your layout. To that end, you need to make sure your headings are clearly visible and set apart, and that each paragraph is well-spaced from the rest.
That way, when the reader scans your CV, they can quickly take in your timeline, and it’s more likely to stick in their memory.
When you think your CV is complete, that is the point at which you need to proof read it VERY carefully,
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