Before you send off your CV or upload it to a job board you need to be 100% confident you are putting your best foot forward.
1) Check and double check grammar and spelling.
2) Exaggeration – Don’t be tempted to invent qualifications or embellish the extent of your work experience.
3) Keep it concise and clear – Less is more. Aim for two pages maximum.
4) No repetition – Always check that you haven’t used the same words for describing different skills, work experience, or interests.
5) Tailor your CV – Don’t be tempted to send the same CV to a large number of employers. Tailoring it will give you a better chance of success.
6) Presentation – Use a commonly used font such as Times Roman or Arial.
7) Highlight achievements – Remember the purpose/goal of the CV is to get the interview; it needs to stand out and help you sell yourself.
8) Back up with examples – Try to include examples of any skill or achievement. This will give your potential employer an idea of how you have used your skills.
9) Use your friends and family- Get someone to proof read your CV.
10) Keep it fresh- Update your CV whenever you’ve gained more experience.