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CV Tips and Templates

8 useful tips for CV writing

1.  A typed CV is neater and easier to read, compared with a hand-written CV, and can be emailed and uploaded electronically, as well as printed out as a hard copy.

2.  Use a standard font, such as Ariel, and a simple layout so that readability isn't affected on different screens.

3.  Make sure that you include essential personal details such as your name, address, contact telephone number and email address.

4.  Tailor your CV to the job that you are applying for.

5.  Digital CVs - sometimes, software is used to check CVs for key words, so make sure that you include requirements listed in the job advert in your CV where relevant, to make sure it gets passed on to the person responsible for recruitment.

6.  Try to keep your CV to no more than 2 sides of A4 paper.

7.  Include relevant achievements but be honest.

8. Check your CV for errors and also pass it on to a friend to proofread - a fresh pair of eyes are more likely spot mistakes that may have been overlooked.

How do I begin?

We have collected a template to help you get started with creating your CV.

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