You need to make sure that you update your CV regularly as you change employers, job roles and undergo training. You should also consider amending it to suit each job you apply for to make it as relevant as possible.
- Does this person have the skills to do the job?
- Will they suit our company?
The more you can demonstrate you’re the right person for the job, the better chance you have of being successful.
Make sure you read through and check your CV before sending it off to potential employers – it’s really important that there are no spelling or grammatical errors. Remember, this is the first contact an employer has with you and first impressions count. Perhaps ask a friend or family member to read through your CV to double-check it for any errors you might have missed.
- Keep your CV short – it should be no more than two sides of A4 paper
- Avoid long sentences, use bullet points instead
- Don’t use lots of different font styles, as it can make your CV look messy
- When it comes to font size, you should use 10-12 point for the main text, and no more than 16 point for headings – don’t shrink the font size to fit more in, re-read what you’ve written and see if you can reduce it instead