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Your CV is possibly one of the most important documents you’ll ever write, so it’s worth putting in the time and effort to craft a well laid out, interesting and relevant CV.

Writing your CV may seem like a daunting task but there are lots of great resources around to help you put together a CV that really sells you as a candidate.

Remember to get the basics right – CV’s littered with spelling errors and grammatical errors are not going to impress. Make sure it’s accurate and truthful – employers can easily check up on qualifications and references.

Don’t forget the covering letter too – make sure you use it to give the recruiter a reason to read your CV. When your letter and CV land in a potential employer’s inbox or their desk, you have a few precious minutes of their time to grab their attention – make the most of it.

How to write covering Letters

Too often the all-important covering letter is simply overlooked or quickly cobbled together. Read the comprehensive guide, How to write a cover letter, by the CV Library which shows how to build your cover letter and tailoring it for each opportunity you apply to.


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Tips on how to write a CV

When it comes to job hunting, your CV is paramount. Get it right, and you’ll have an interview in no time, but get it wrong, and you may face rejection after rejection.

Every CV is different as you want to show why your set of skills makes you suitable for the position you’re applying for at that moment, but all follow a similar structure.

Read the How to write a CV article by the CV Library.


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Sell yourself

Take a look at the Effective CV writing website. It not only provides advice on crafting your CV but, importantly, helps you to see yourself as a prospective employer will see you and gets you to really think about how best to sell yourself.


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Make your CV stand out from the crowd

If you are struggling for things to put in your CV, read the What to include on your resume article. This article provides numerous ideas on how, with just a bit of effort, you can make your CV stand out from the crowd.


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Write a CV that works

The How to write a CV that works article, by Jobsite, provides a comprehensive overview of what to include in your CV, with some useful tips about how to make the most of your career history, achievements etc.


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