Tips for CV writing
We get sent hundreds of CVs every year. Here's how to make yours stand out:
Keep it short and clear
You want your CV to get noticed, so make sure it's uncluttered and key points are easy to spot. That way, whoever's reading it will find it easy to skim through and find exactly the nuggets they're looking for. Try to keep your CV no longer than 2 pages. You'll find that bullet points and short sentences can help you achieve this. Plenty of white space around borders and between sections helps make it easier on the eye too.
Most recent first
Your most recent experience is generally the most relevant, so put your employment and education history in date order, starting with the most recent first. You'll want to avoid leaving any gaps too. So if you've had time out for any reason, mention what you were doing.
Facts are good
A list of job titles can be a bit dry and doesn't tell us much about you. So let us know what your achievements, responsibilities and results were in different roles. Tell us what difference you made and use supporting facts if possible, e.g. "Boosted sales by 20% in first quarter". This will help you give us a much better idea of the sort of person you are and gives you lots to talk about in an interview.