Your CV is the first impression of yourself that a potential employer will see. A CV will show an employer all your experience and skills to prove that you’re a great match for their job, your CV needs to stand out from the crowd (for the right reasons!). We have created some tips and tricks to help you get noticed!
Font – When choosing a font, make sure this is clear and easy to read both on a screen and printed out! Some good examples include:
- Arial, Century Gothic, Tahoma, Comic Sans, Raavi
Heading up your CV – Let employers know who you are and how to contact you! Be sure to include you name and contact details (including mobile number and email address) clearly at the top, ensure your name stands out by making the font bolder and larger for example:
Profile – This should include a few sentences / small paragraphs about yourself, your skills and experience to give potential employers an understanding of you, your capabilities and how you may fit into their team. This helps to grab their attention. Make sure that this is relevant to the job you are applying for and it is important that you update and adapt this for each position that you apply for in order for to demonstrate that you are suited to the role – This is still appropriate even if a cover letter is also submitted.
Your profile should be a short summary of what your personality is like, how you work best, how you learn, skills you have achieved and relevant work experience you have. Avoid going in detail on you “out of work” interests and hobbies as we will get to this part later!