CV WRITING TIPS

WHAT IS A CV?

A CV is a marketing tool used to let potential employers see what your experience, skills and training are - and, more than likely, you will only have seconds to impress!

DO I NEED TO WRITE A COVER LETTER?

In most cases, a cover letter is vital and it should complement your CV, not simply repeat everything on there:

Use it to demonstrate how your experience and training (as outlined on your CV) makes you an ideal candidate for the job or company.

It is important to tailor your CV and cover letter to the job and company you're applying to.

New entrants don't need to "fill out" a CV with irrelevant information. No one expects you to have lots of experience at this stage.

IMPORTANT THINGS TO DO

Here are some important things to remember - it's amazing how many people forget or don't bother with these simple "rules":

Check your spelling and grammar, then get someone else to check it;

When contacting people, be professional - don't use "text speak" or be over familiar;

Read the job spec and only apply if you meet the criteria; Applying for jobs you are not suitable for annoys the employer and wastes their time;

Keep your CV easy to read, concise, relevant and clear;

Don't lie, overblow your position or claim another people's work - you will be found out!

Finally, have a professional-looking email address. "sexybubbles69@email.com" is not a professional email address

 

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