Your CV should be clean, simple and professional, and convey all the information an employer might need. Follow these tips for the best presentation.
Keep it relevant
Create a base CV as a template then tweak it each time you apply for a new position. Always make your CV relevant to the type of job you are applying for, emphasising your skills in relation to the role.
Keep it simple
Keep the content short and sharp as the employer might be viewing hundreds of CVs. Use bullet points to summarise and avoid large chunks of text. Place each section in clear boxes and remember that a CV should not be more than two pages long.
Create your CV as a Microsoft Word document and export it as a PDF ahead of sending. Name the file something suitable such as your full name followed by CV. Use a clear font such as Arial, Times Roman or Helvetica, and don’t go smaller than font size 11.
Always read it through
Thoroughly check all spelling and grammar to spot any typos. Get someone else to read through the CV to spot anything you may have missed.