CV Writing Refresher!
Writing a new CV can be a daunting task, however the following simple tips should make the process a little easier:
1) 3rd Person perspective: Maintain a neutral, professional approach by avoiding the use of 'I', 'My' and 'Our'
2) Most recent first: both your Employment and Education history should be written in reverse chronological order.
3) Clarify: After stating the name of your Employer, state the Industry they operate within (particularly useful if it is a lesser known, or foreign, company).
4) Keep it brief: Two pages is the recommended CV length; you can achieve this by focusing on your most recent skills and achievements
5) Bulleted notes: Convey your experience through the use of concise bulleted statements.
6) Keep it simple: Your CV must look professional and be easy to read. There is no need to create an elaborate design (unless you are applying for a graphics position and are keen to display your talents!)
A recommended order:
There are many CV formats, however a classic order such as the following is advisable:
- Full name
- Contact info including postal address, email address and telephone number
- Education & Training
- A brief 'Profile' section
- Key Skills
- Your Employment History
- A round up of Key Achievements
- Reference details
If you require any further CV advice, please contact Appoint Recruitment on 01225 313130. Please note that you will always have prior knowledge of CV submissions to Clients and your Recruitment Consultant will work with you to ensure that your CV fully conveys your skills and experience.