Candidate Service – CV Advice

Your CV is the first thing an employer sees, so it’s vital it makes the right impression to secure you an interview.

Your relevant skills and experience must be easy to find and you need to tailor your CV to the position you’re applying for. We will revise your CV and offer constructive advice, if appropriate.

  • The first page is the most important – it must attract attention and make the employer want to read on.  It should contain personal details followed by a summary of skills and experience.
  • Your CV should be about 2 pages long and include all relevant information, written in a clear, concise style.
  • Please check all spelling and grammar.  Make sure it’s well presented.
  • Education and career history should be in reverse chronological order.
  • Avoid using long pieces of text – use bullet points.
  • Be entirely honest – a good interviewer will pick up on any gaps or discrepancies.
  • Highlight your contribution to previous companies – identify your responsibilities and achievements.
  • Ensure that all sections about your career are in the same order e.g. job title, company name, date of employment, your role, responsibilities and key achievements.
  • Hobbies and interests show personality but keep it brief.