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How to write a successful CV


There are some golden rules for getting a CV correct, not least accuracy, spelling and grammar.  You only get one chance to make a first impression.

Your CV is probably the most important tool in your job hunt and is one of the few aspects you have control over, so at we have compiled some top tips to help you write or brush up on that CV.



  • CVs should be in a simple format and font and no more than two sides of A4.
  • Adapt your CV to the job you are applying for, don't send out the same generic CV to every job.
  • Include key information, including name, phone number and email address.
  • Include a profile of no more than two paragraphs as this sums up your experience and tells the reader what skills and abilities you have.
  • Make sure key achievements are highlighted and show the reader evidence of how targets were exceeded or ideas created - but be honest.
  • Make sure you start with the most recent employer and evidence of the dates employed.
  • Always check and double check your CV to avoid sloppy errors.

There are plenty of useful tools and templates online to assist in writing or brushing up on a CV.

The National Careers Service is a great place to start for any jobseeker. 


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