- Straight to the point, don’t write long and unnecessary things when you compile your CV.
- Showcase your best and relevant skills; always address your job spec and requirements and list relevant information.
- Showcase your achievements in your previous roles; don’t write about what you did too much but, rather what you achieved or implemented in that role.
- Show what is unique about you and the way you addressed your previous roles and what you can do for this next role.
- Be visual, stats have shown that visuals are processed 60,000 times faster in the brain than text, remember time is money.
- Use pictures, logos, graphs and charts (without getting carried away, keep it clean and professional), and remember to show the numbers if you have them (without bridging confidentiality of cause)
Things to Avoid
- Grammatical errors, check for spelling and get someone to review your CV, don’t take chances we all make simple mistakes that we easily miss when proof reading our own work.
- Inappropriate or bad pictures, if you are going to use your picture, then please take a professional one and not a selfie.
- Oversharing information, you don’t have to share personal information like your full address or the number of kids you have, keep your information relevant to the job.
- Exaggerating, do not lie about who you are and what you did, things always have a way of catching up.
- Avoid writing a CV in the third person, a CV is a personal document, unless you are a C-Level Executive and your CV includes a Bio.
Here are some Great and Free CV samples to have a look at and download