Your CV is normally the only route to obtaining a job interview, unless you’ve been recommended by someone with great influence. So, spending the time to review is vitally important.
Ensure you have included all the necessary information – an obvious statement but mistakes can easily happen. If you’ve recently updated your CV for a vacancy, have a break for a couple of hours before reviewing, your mind will be much fresher.
You’ll find an abundance of help within our CV section of career tools, but here’s a quick summary of things to check and double check!
Here’s a checklist:
- Personal profile included at the beginning
- Work history dates match and don’t overlap
- Gaps are honestly explained
- Spelling and grammar checked
- Contact details current and correct
If you’re creating a targeted CV for a specific role, check:
- Evidence of similar duties on your CV
- You have used similar terminology to the job role
- Proof of comparable experience is clear
- Ability match the skills required
- It is no more than two pages
- It is easy to navigate
- Simple font, such as calibri or aerial
- No colour