Perfecting Your CV

Perfecting your CV can be difficult, especially since you don’t know who will be reading it. Hopefully these simple tips will help you to perfect your CV and get that job.

First of all, there is no right or wrong way to write a CV but there are some things you should definitely cover. These are: personal contact information, education and qualifications, work experience, relevant skills to the job you’re applying for, your interests, achievements or hobbies and some references.

A CV should always be laid out neatly and in sections, on white A4 and no more than 2 sides of A4. Make sure you read the job description a couple of times and really know what the employer is looking for, tailoring your CV to the role is very important.

Another good tip is to not leave any gaps, leaving gaps for example in employment history, can give employers suspicions or assume it was for a negative reason, if you make sure to

explain everything in a positive light the employer will be satisfied with the fact there is answer for any break or information not given.

It’s also a good idea to check and check again. Make sure there are no spelling mistakes, dates which conflict with one another and the email address and phone number are correct.

Finally, and most importantly, Tell the truth! If you were to lie on a CV and then receive an interview invitation, you are going to have to come clean or bend the truth even more which will not result in the employer hiring you.

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