Top CV Writing Tips
When applying for a job your CV needs to be the gateway to giving you the golden position for either an interview or the job. But, a lot of people struggle to get their CV right. At YSS, we see hundreds of CVs a week and provide tips on how they can improve theirs such as layout, font size the list goes on. Here are our tips for writing your CV:
- Keep your CV updated it’s crucial that you don’t miss any new skills or experience that you may have gained previously such as managed a project.
- Stick to only two sides of one sheet of A4 paper. If you go over this, you are putting too much information.
- How much information is too much? Well, make sure everything is clear and concise by using the keywords
- The key to a good CV is the presentation. Make sure your CV is in a well-structured layout a
recruiters eye will naturally fall from the upper middle section.
- Experience section is your big seller. This part needs to outline your previous jobs by listing them in chronological order from Present day.
- Bullet point your key responsibilities, achievements and skill-set that you offer.
- Education and qualifications should be listed in reverse chronological order include the name of institution, dates and grades.
- Key skills: this is the part that should sell yourself to the employer by showing your abilities no more than five.
- Use positive language throughout your CV remember this document is going to sell yourself to the employer and give you the boost for an interview.
- Tailor your CV to the role you are applying for.
- Check your Spelling and Grammar.
- Cover letter to accompany your CV should be relevant to the job your applying for and not generic.
- Aside from the cv itself – remember the jobs you’ve applied for.
We would love to hear what other posts you would like to see on our website to help you. Just simply comment on the social media; Facebook, Twitter & Instagram posts sharing this article. If you are currently looking for a job head over to our current vacancies page.