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CV Writing Tips

In these tough times, there is no room to make a mistake when sending your C.V to potential employers. Follow these failsafe CV writing tips when creating your curriculum vitae and you should find yourself in the yes pile of any company!

Keep it Simple.

Employers are inundated with applications. If you can’t get across that you are the right person for a role in a paragraph, it’s probably not the job for you!

 

Be Honest!

A bit of creative licence is allowed, but don’t fill your C.V with lies because you could be the one who gets caught out in interview.

 

Don’t be a comedian.

Showcasing your personality is for interviews. Unless you are applying to compere at the Comedy Store don’t try and be funny and while we’re at it keep your email address professional. 

 

SPELLCHECK

We can’t stress this enough, check the spelling of your CV. 73% of employers said they would be put off by glaring spelling errors on a CV. Read and re-read, make sure it makes sense and if in doubt get a (trusted) friend to check for you.

 

Know what you are applying for.

It’s easy to get wooed by an attractive job title, without fully reading the description below it. Remember to read the blurb, not only to make sure you are tailoring your application specifically to the job role but to make sure that you can meet the requirements for the role.

 

Research.

Never underestimate the power of research. This can mean the difference in a C.V tailored to a specific position or a bog standard application that might be ok but doesn’t showcase the skills you have for this particular role.

 

Use relevant descriptions

When describing previous responsibilities, it’s a good idea to use the S.T.A.R model to communicate key points concisely within the job details section of your C.V.  Once you’ve identified the ‘situation’, ‘task’, ‘action’ and ‘result’, formulate this into a short key point, making sure to include how you achieved the result, and how your actions addressed the initial situation and task.

 

Stick to these 7 rules and you should be well on your way to finding that heavenly job!