How To Write a CV That Gets You Easily Hired


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A CV is a short document that gives you a chance to show a prospective employer the best of what you’ve got.

It sells your skills, experience and shows them you’re the right person for the job.

Making a good impression is important in today’s competitive job market.

Your CV will be your first contact with employers so it’s essential to get it right.

  • A mistake-free CV says you’re professional and care how you come across (ask a friend to read it through)

  • Don’t just write out your job description; say how you made a difference at work or describe a project from college.

  • Different jobs require different strengths: a little research can help you highlight relevant strengths for a specific role.

  • Bullet points make it easier to scan for key skills

  • Keep it short: no more than two pages

  • Don’t leave gaps: if you’ve had time to travel or care for a relative, say what you learned from the experience.