Your CV – make a great first impression
Your CV should tell an employer about what type of employee you will be and what skills you have to offer. Is your CV presenting the best version of yourself?
Keep it short and sweet
Employers want to know if your suitable for the job on offer, not about every job or course you have ever completed! Condense your CV down to two or three pages, making sure you include all vital information – contact details, relevant work experience and key skills that will be useful in the role.
Ensure your CV includes your current contact details. Make sure your email address is appropriate – it could be time to upgrade your email address from “[email protected]” to something that reflects your professional self.
Ask someone to read through your CV and check it for spelling or grammatical errors. If English is your second language, get them to ensure your writing is clear and concise, especially if you have used a language translator.
The majority of employers will ask for two referees they can contact to verify your work experience and suitability for the role. Make sure to let your referees know they may be contacted to speak on your behalf.
Along with your CV, it is vital to include a covering letter introducing yourself. This gives you the opportunity to explain why you want the job and what you can offer the employer.
Most important of all, don’t be afraid to sell yourself! Your CV is the greatest tool you have to promote yourself as the best candidate for the job.