Writing a great CV

You don't get a second chance to make a first impression. That's why your CV is one of the most important parts of looking for a job. It's your chance to show you have the right experience, knowledge, skills and drive to do the job. So, it's worth taking some time to perfect it.

Use your CV to showcase your achievements. Companies are results-orientated, so it's important that you emphasise how you made a difference in your previous roles and the value you added. And remember, honesty is the best policy. Make sure all the information is accurate, up-to-date, and there are no exaggerations.

Your CV needs to attract the reader's attention and create interest quickly. Using clear subheadings and bullet points can help with this. Furthermore, try to keep it under two pages long, and avoid jargon and abbreviations - they can make it more difficult to read.

Remember to adjust your CV for every job you apply for. It's important that you target it for the specific role, showing why you're suitable and what you can contribute.

When you think you're finished, ask someone else to proof read it for you. A fresh pair of eyes can help you to pick up on any grammatical or spelling mistakes that you've missed. Finally, commit it to memory. Your CV will form the basis of your interview, so be prepared to discuss everything you've listed.

Not sure where to begin? Take a look at this example CV for a template to get you started.

And if you are a Driver, use this template to help you write the perfect CV.