5 Tips for an Awesome CV


If you’ve started to look for a new job, you probably know that updating your CV comes top of the action list. This is your ‘personal marketing document’ that’s used when you’re applying for a job. It’s key to how you sell yourself to prospective employers and recruiters.


(Check out our ‘10 ways to sell yourself’ if you’re looking for more information about this).


Your CV is often the first introduction an employer or recruiter has to you, so it needs to highlight why you’re the best person for the job. Although the structure of a CV may be flexible, that are particular sections that an employer expects to see: your professional history, your achievements, your skills and abilities and your qualifications.


Here are some crucial tips to remember when writing your CV:


  1. Keep it simple.






  1. Think like a recruiter.





  1. CVs alone do not secure jobs.






  1. There is no such thing as ‘one size fits all’.





  1. Take your time.




And finally:


Any recruiter or prospective employer will check out your LinkedIn profile too, so make sure what you say in your CV corresponds to your profile!!