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1. Focus on the essentials • Employers generally spend under about a minute studying a CV before choosing to reject it, in order to shortlist it for detailed consideration. If you can’t make a good impact, you missed your opportunity. • If trying to get an marketed vacancy, always make sure that you adhere to any application entirely. The vacancy notice might specify: how you can apply (CV, form, online application), the space and/or format from the CV, whether a covering letter is needed, etc. • Be brief: two A4 pages are often more than enough, regardless of your education or experience. Don’t exceed three pages. Should you hold a diploma, incorporate your school qualifications only when highly relevant to the task under consideration. • Is the experience limited? Describe your education and training first highlight volunteering activities and placements or traineeships.

2. Be obvious and concise • Use short sentences. Avoid clichés. Focus on the relevant facets of your training and experience. • Give specific examples. Evaluate your achievements. • Improve your CV as the experience develops. Don’t hesitate to get rid of old information if it doesn’t add value for that position.

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3. Always adapt your CV to match the publish you’re trying to get • Highlight your strengths based on the needs from the employer and concentrate on the skills that match the task. • Don’t include experience or training which isn’t highly relevant to the applying. • Explain any breaks inside your studies or career giving types of any transferable skills you may have learned on your break. • Before delivering your CV for an employer, check again it matches the needed profile. • Don’t artificially inflate your CV should you choose, you’ll probably be located out in the interview.

4. Take notice of the presentation of the CV • Present your talent and competences clearly and logically, so your advantages stick out. • Place the best information first. • Focus on spelling and punctuation. • Print your CV on white-colored paper (unless of course you’re requested to transmit it digitally). • Support the recommended font and layout.

5. Look at your CV after you have filled it in • Correct any spelling mistakes, and make sure the layout is obvious and logical. • Have another person re-read your CV so you make sure the information is obvious and clear to see. • Make sure you write a resume cover letter.

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