Top Tips for writing a Good CV

Writing a good CV or resume is vital to getting a job. In fact it can be the difference between you being picked for that job.

Follow some of our simple tips below to ensure you don’t disqualify yourself automatically through a poorly written or designed CV.

  • Tailor a CV to a specific job - it is vital to ensure the script is relevant to each job application, rather than sending the same generic CV.
  • Keep it simple - it should be easy to read and use active language. Two pages of A4 is enough with a mini profile included in the first half page Include key information - personal details, including name, address, phone number, email address and any professional social media presence should be clear. A date of birth is no longer needed, owing to age discrimination rules.
  • A photo is only essential for jobs such as acting and modelling, otherwise it is a matter of choice
  • Showcase achievements - offer evidence of how targets were exceeded and ideas created, but always be honest.
  • Check and double check - avoid sloppy errors, take a fresh look the next day and ask for a second opinion from a trusted friend or colleague.