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  Your CV is essentially a sales leaflet, a marketing pamphlet – and the product for sale is you! Your CV should tell the employer: what you want, what you have to offer, your skills and qualifications and a little about who you are – enough to intrigue them but never enough to bore them! Follow our CV ‘rules’ for the perfect sales pitch.

  Writing Your CV



Basic Information
At the top of the page, your name, address, phone number, and email address should be clearly visible. Objective statements should be handled with care.

  Education, Work, Awards and Honors, Skills, Associations
Some of the most common headings used for the main body of a résumé are: Education, Work (or Professional) Experience, Awards and Honors, Activities, Skills, and Professional Organizations. You will probably want to include most or all of these, probably in the order named.

Format and Design Tips

  • Never exceed two pages of A4
  • Do not write CV at the top; never state the obvious!
  • You no longer need to include your marital status
  • Word process your CV in fairly standard font and size
  • Use an easy-to-read layout with space between sections for definition
  • Bold up headings and use bullet points – never write long paragraphs
  • Print your CV on white or cream paper, or possibly coloured for arty jobs
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