How to write a good CV

Abd al rahman Howij by Abd al rahman Howij
How to write a good CV
  1. Use active verbs wherever possible. For example, you could include words like 'created', 'analysed' and 'devised' to present yourself as a person who shows initiative.
  2. There should be no spelling or grammar mistakes in your CV. Use a spell checker and enlist a second pair of eyes to check over it.
  3. Avoid using generic phrases such as 'team player', 'hardworking' and 'multitasker'. Instead, provide real-life examples that demonstrate all of these skills.
  4. Take a look at the company's website, local press and the job advert to make sure that your CV is targeted to the role and employer.
  5. Decide whether the chronological, skills-based or academic CV is right for you. For more information, take a look at example CVs.
  6. Don't put the term 'curriculum vitae' at the top of the page.
  7. Provide a professional-sounding email address.
  8. Never lie or exaggerate on your CV or job application. Not only will you demonstrate your dishonesty to a potential employer, but there can be serious consequences too. For example, altering your degree grade from a 2:2 to a 2:1 is classed as degree fraud and can result in a prison sentence.
  9. If you're posting your CV online don't include your home address, as you could be targeted by fraudsters.
  10. You should always include a cover letter unless the employer states otherwise. It will enable you to personalise your application to the job. You can draw attention to a particular part of your CV, disclose a disability or clarify gaps in your work history. Find out how to write a persuasive cover letter.                                             

source :

Category: How To

Comments (0)

Read More

How to enable dark mode... omg For while now most of companies are going forward with enabling...
How to create a bootabl... omg In this article we will take a look on how to create a bootable...
lHow to install TablePl... omg In this article we will take alook on new Database IDE called T...
How to enable dark mode... omg In this article we will take a look on how to enable dark mode ...
How to Clear Viewing Ac... omg In this article we will take a look on how to clear your viewin...
Now to install Atom tex... omg In this tutorial we will take alook on how to install Atom Text...