I see many CVs
20th August 2020
Here are my do’s and don’ts.
* Format – font size, type, spacing, headings all the same. Never use the italic font
* Have a one paragraph intro summary about you at the top.
* Structure – three sub headlines for each job. Role, Responsibilities and Achievements.
* Dates – make sure they all make sense. If contract or full time, make that clear.
* Grammar – write in full, never slang or any form of text speak.
* Spelling – proofread, ask someone to read your CV.
* No gimmicks, no pictures, no colours, no pie charts etc…never.
* Let’s not read a novel – two pages, three max.
* Photos – no photos
* Contact information – address, phone and email – avoid a quirky email that draws the wrong conclusions!
* Save your CV with your name and surname as the file name.
* Tailor your CV. Do so every time.
* List interests and hobbies – do not say you like socialising, football and swimming. Saying something like keeping fit and travelling (list countries) is much better.
* Your CV tells a story. Don’t make it dull.
You need to get this right and stand out. I hope this can help.