CV MUST HAVES

7th December 2018

1. YOUR INTRODUCTION

At the top of your CV, include a couple of sentences that summarise who you are, what you do and what you're looking for. This is useful for both clients and recruiters when looking at your CV and is a great way to sell yourself. 

2. SIMPLE LAYOUT

Simple CVs are the easiest and most enjoyable to read, so try to keep your layout as simple as possible and don't worry about trying to make it look fancy. Avoid including a picture unless you're going for a modelling job!

3. KEY RESPONSIBILTIES

For each role, make sure you bullet point your key responsibilities including key achievements and general day to day tasks. This will show potential employers, or recruiters, how you contributed to your company and why you'd be suitable for other roles. 

4. EMPLOYMENT DATES

It's really important to avoid any employment gaps on your CV. If you had time out of work for any reason, make sure to include those dates on your CV whether it be down to unemployment, travelling or maternity/paternity leave, for example. 

5. BE YOU!

Despite having a simple layout, it's okay to include any hobbies or interests you have as it shows more about you as a person and gives the person reading your CV a glimpse of your responsibility. 

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