Your CV is possibly one of the most important documents you’ll ever write, so it’s worth putting in the time and effort to craft a well laid out, interesting and relevant CV.
Writing your CV may seem like a daunting task but there are lots of great resources around to help you put together a CV that really sells you as a candidate.
Remember to get the basics right – CV’s littered with spelling errors and grammatical errors are not going to impress. Make sure it’s accurate and truthful – employers can easily check up on qualifications and references.
Don’t forget the covering letter too – make sure you use it to give the recruiter a reason to read your CV. When your letter and CV land in a potential employer’s inbox or their desk, you have a few precious minutes of their time to grab their attention – make the most of it!
Too often the all-important covering letter is simply overlooked or quickly cobbled together. The CV Library provides a comprehensive guide to building your cover letter and tailoring it for each opportunity you apply to.
Tips on how to write a CV
When it comes to job hunting, your CV is paramount. Get it right, and you’ll have an interview in no time, but get it wrong, and you may face rejection after rejection. Every CV is different as you want to show why your set of skills makes you suitable for the position you’re applying for at that moment, but all follow a similar structure.
This isn’t the best looking website we’ve come across but it really is packed full of really useful advice and insights. It not only provides advice on crafting your CV but, importantly, helps you to see yourself as a prospective employer will see you and gets you to really think about how best to sell yourself.
Make your CV stand out from the crowd
If you are struggling for things to put in your CV this is worth reading. This article provides numerous ideas on how, with a just a bit of effort, you can make your CV stand out from the crowd.
Write a CV that works
This provides a comprehensive overview of what to include in your CV, with some useful tips about how to make the most of your career history, achievements etc.