Are you looking for a new role and not sure where to start with writing your CV? We've put together some templates to help you decide on the layout and what to include.
To make your CV more effective and to stand out from the crowd we recommend you should be enthusiastic about the role that you're applying for, do your research, and follow our tips below.
Whether you're a school leaver, graduate, or perhaps someone just looking for a career change, we have the right template for you.
It's important to tailor each CV to the job role and company you're applying for. Also, many CVs are now scanned for relevancy using a system called ATS or Automatic Tracking System. That means your CV must include ONLY relevant text. Take a look at the job advert and use the language it uses to describe the job role and skillset needed. Don't include any graphics. Use a simple layout without headers or footers. Introduce your abilities in the opening paragraph, then include sections on the following: Experience, Education, Skills
Update your CV with any new skills or qualifications.
Your CV should be no more than one or two sides of A4 - you will lose the interest of the prospective employer if it's too long. Do not include job experience more than 10 years old.
Make sure you double check your CV and look out for any errors. Ask someone else to glance over your CV to look out for any mistakes you might have missed.
Save in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) format to be sure employers can open it. If you cannot save as a Word document, you can save as a PDF. Include your name in the document name so that it can be easily identified.
Take a look at Your guide to writing the best CV and you can view more CV writing tips here. Once you have perfected your CV and started your job search, you'll increase your chances of landing that dream job!