How to write a CV
Once you’ve got all the information you want to include on your
CV, you’ll need to decide how you want to lay it out. Here’s some
use plain English – including fancy words will make it harder to
read. You want the reader to be able to pick out your good points
Stick to one font – again, it’s harder to read if the style
looks too busy! You can always use bold to highlight certain bits.
Avoid using the fonts which look like handwriting or are very
Use a font size that’s easy to read (no smaller than 10
make your CV follow a logical sequence so that the reader
doesn’t have to go backwards and forwards.
Here’s an example of one way you could set your CV out;
What’s the right length? Most people say that a
CV should be two pages long. If you’re just starting out, it might
be hard to fill two pages, so don’t try. Employers would much
rather have a one page CV which tells them what they need to know
without any extra padding and waffle.
Directgov has useful tips to help create your first CV
and a resource for creating your CV online (http://www.cvbuilder-advice-resources.co.uk//).