Whether you’re applying for one of our advertised positions or sending your CV speculatively, here are a few tips for creating a successful CV:
- Make the layout as simple as possible,
- Keep it short – two or three pages,
- Use short sentences and bullet points; you can always expand on these at interview,
- Make sure your key skills are easily defined,
- Make sure your contact details are easy to locate ,
- There must not be any spelling errors in your CV – get someone to check it and use spellchecker.
You will greatly improve your chances of securing an interview if you set up a “master” CV that contains the following information:
- Personal Details: name, age, nationality, address, telephone number and email address.
- Employment History: company names, job titles and dates.
- Training and Education History: courses, dates and qualifications obtained.
This can then be tailored to suit the requirements of each job application by adding the details of your technical skills that specifically relate to the position you are applying for.
If your application is speculative, make sure you highlight the strengths that are most relevant to the type of positions you are interested in.