There are some simple tips to follow for writing a great CV.
Keep it brief
Employers spend around 30 seconds looking at your CV before deciding whether to give you an interview or not. Keep your CV one or two sides of A4 and avoid long sentences.
Read it back
Proofread your CV and read it aloud. This is the easiest way to check for mistakes or sentences that do not sound right. It can be difficult to spot typos in your own writing, so getting someone else to check it can be very helpful.
Be honest about your experience so far and do not fill your CV with complex language, sarcasm or hard to read fonts. It’s important not to lie about your experience – this could mean you end up in the wrong role without the right support.
Other helpful tips for writing a CV
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