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Top CV Tips

10 tips: the worst things to do on your CV

1. Use lengthy paragraphs
2. Tell lies or exaggerate
3. Use colours
4. Use text/colloquial vocabulary
5. Use small font sizes and flowery typefaces
6. List more than two referees - references?
7. Divulge sensitive information (such as your N.I number)
8. Write more than five pages
9. Include an inappropriate email address
10. Leave the CV out-of-date (the worst thing to do)

10 tips: the best things to do on your CV

1. Check for spelling and grammatical errors
2. Get somebody else to proof read
3. Ensure that the information is in the correct order and check spellings
4. Include a cover letter
5. Use a simple format
6. Tailor it to the job being applied for
7. Make it keyword friendly
8. Trim it down where appropriate
9. Quantify your achievements (use figures and per entages)
10. Take a break when updating it

 

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