How To Write A Compelling CV

How To Write A Compelling CV

Writing your CV is a crucial step in presenting yourself effectively to potential employers and having a well-structured, compelling CV will make yours stand out in today’s highly competitive market

Here’s a straightforward guide to help you craft a CV to showcase your skills and experience.

1 – Personal Information – Include your name, telephone number, email address, and LinkedIn profile if you have one

2 – Professional Summary – Write a concise summary at the top of your CV highlighting your key skills, experiences, and career objectives. Tailor this section to match the job you are applying for by using keywords.

3 – Education – Detail your educational background starting with the most recent qualification or certification

4 – Work Experience – List your work experience in reverse chronological order, starting with your most recent position. Include your job title, company name, dates of employment, and provide bullet points describing your daily duties and responsibilities. Try not to use any jargon that your company may use.

5 – Formatting and layout – Ensure your CV is well organised, easy to read, and use clear headings. Ensure the font and size is consistent throughout the CV.

6 – Proofread your CV, and then proofread again!

7 – Tailor your CV – Customise your CV for each job application by highlighting the most relevant skills and experience.

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