Creating a CV

Start with your latest job first, it makes it easier for the Client to read Don't try to put too much information on your CV.

Use a legible font size, 11pt Arial or Times New Roman are advisable.

Always check your CV for spelling mistakes using an English spell checker.

Be honest, don't pad your CV out with experiences that you don't have.

Before naming references on your CV, seek their consent and that you have the correct details.

Ensure your referees are still at the same employment.

Before sending your CV, get some feedback from the agencies that you are registered with or from someone with a keen eye.

Check for content, clarity and emphasis. Use a bold typeface only to emphasise.

Do not overuse as it distracts from additional important information.

When emailing your CV, ensure you use a standard file format, an RTF is usually the safest format as not everyone is using the latest upgrades to software.

If you are sending your CV via email, do not forget to attach the file - it is easily forgotten.

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