- A CV must be brief but not too short. Focus on your most recent roles as these are more than likely relevant to the role you are applying for.
- Be straight to the point and highlight any recent achievements or awards.
- If your work experience is limited, describe your education and training first; highlight any relevant work placements.
- Explain any breaks in your studies or career, or if you have been temping make sure you make this clear otherwise your CV will look jumpy.
- Do not make things up or exaggerate your CV; if you do, you are likely to be found out at interview or reference stage.
- Set out your skills and competences clearly and logically, so that your advantages stand out.
- Pay attention to details such as spelling, tone and punctuation.
- Presentation in terms of the layout and font is very important go for something like Arial, Tahoma or Calibri.