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CV Preparation

Your CV Checklist

How it should look:

  • Use a good quality A4 plain paper
  • Use a plain font avoiding excessive use of bold and italics
  • Do not use pictures or symbols
  • Think about the length try to stick to 2 pages, 3 at the most

The Format:

  • Take off the 'Curriculum Vitae' heading if you have one
  • Put your name and contact details at the top
  • Replace wordy paragraphs with bullet points
  • State the company, job title and date for each employer
  • Put your education in chronological order, latest first
  • Do not leave gaps
  • If you were travelling, on a career break or unemployed include this with dates
  • Put your latest/most current job as the first
  • Be clear with employment dates; include the month as well as the year
  • Leave your interests to last and be honest; your interviewer may quiz you on them

Double Check it

  • Ask other people for their opinion on your CV
  • Double check it for spelling mistakes and grammatical errors
  • Simply staple the pages together, bindings and plastic wallets don't fit in files


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