KEEP IT SHORT
- Your CV should prompt interest immediately. Keep it concise and to the point.
- Two to four pages is plenty. The length depends on how many years of experience you have – your CV needs to be comprehensive enough to get you an interview.
KEEP IT UP TO DATE
- Your CV is a work in progress. Keep it updated and regularly add in new certifications, responsibilities and achievements.
- Always put your most recent role on the first page.
- Clearly outline your achievements as these will lift you above other candidates.
MAKE IT ACCESSIBLE
- Microsoft Word documents are best as they can be read by everyone regardless of the type of computer they use.
- Make your CV easy to read. Use bold, underline and bullet points to emphasise different details.
- Don’t include logos or pictures, as the reader might not be able to view them and they may make your CV file too large.
MAKE IT CLEAR AND RELEVANT
- Your CV should always be relevant to the position for which you are applying. A generic CV will not work for different types of jobs. You should have a few different CVs ready to cover various role types.
- Ask a friend or family member to read your CV. If they understand what you do and how well you do it, then you’re on the right track.
Don’t have a current CV, use our template to populate your details. We’ve surveyed a number of employers and this format was voted the easiest to read and summarise a candidates profile, skills, experience and qualifications.