As a job seeker, you may find yourself in a situation struggling to attract an employer’s attention. This is why you need to ensure your CV stands out from all the rest of the applicants to boost your chances when the employer shortlists candidates for the interview stage. When writing your CV, it is important that you include your contact details, employment history, education and qualifications, experience and any skills, achievements or references that you may have.
When you’re writing your CV it is imperative that you are honest when including information about yourself, because if you have been untruthful on your CV you will easily be caught out at the interview stage or during the application process. Some other areas which would be good to take note of includes the styling, language, layout and spelling and punctuation, as this will be judged upon by your potential employer.
If you’re looking to apply for a specific job vacancy, then tailoring your CV to that vacancy can make you look more of an appealing candidate to the employer. This is because from an employer’s perspective your CV will be ticking all the boxes in terms of the job requirements and skills needed to do the job.
If you would like more information on what to look for in a CV, take a look at some of our sample CVs for specific job roles below: