1 - Use clear formatting on your CV - there's no point having great
content if it is horrible to look at!
Tips 2 - Don't make your CV too long - your Curriculum Vitae isn't
Tips 3 - Only certain groups of people need photos on their CV (actors,
models, etc) - NOT everyone!
Tips 4 - Your CV /Resume is about tomorrow, not yesterday. Concentrate
on experience and achievement that equips you for an even better future
and leave out stuff you have gone beyond.
Tips 5 - Put yourself in the mind of the reader and ask what will
make them excited. Your CV is not a list of demands for what you want
so don't focus on an objective or a naive profile; replace both with
a strong but simple list of the assets (knowledge, skills, track records,
achievements) that you will contribute to your NEXT employer.
Tips 6 - PELLING. Check it once. Check it twice. Have others read
Tips 7 - There is no conventional grammar in a CV -resume (it's all
bullets; phrases; headlines and captions) so turn the grammar checker
OFF and don't try to use full sentences.
Tips 8 - Never use the first person, I, me, we, our - unless you are
very young and want to seem cute.
Tips 9 - No text boxes or tables under any circumstances; agencies
may wish to manipulate and reformat your CV and that will hinder them.
Tips 10 - Watch for repetitions like "responsible for" and
try to make your points more than just a job spec or an embarrassing
list of "action words" - being all functional and results
biased is already old hat - read our advice for more sophisticated
and thoughtful alternatives.