Your CV doesn’t have to be weird and wonderful to make the right impression.
It’s crucial to nail the basics, which is why the S.TWO team has pulled together our top tips on how to create a winning CV that will help propel you to the interview stage.
Nail the structure.
All CVs should follow a similar structure. Here’s what we recommend:
Career history and skills
Tailor your information.
An employer will be able to tell if you’ve forwarded a generic CV. Although it can be time-consuming, it’s worth taking the time to tailor your information so that it’s in line with the role you’re applying for. Research the company and refer to the job advert to highlight the exact skills you have that they’re looking for.
While it can be tempting to exaggerate on your CV, you’re likely to get tripped up at some point, whether that’s in your interview, when an employer checks your references or on your first day. Don’t make things difficult for yourself.
Keep it snappy.
We recommend CVs are no more than two pages long if possible (don’t cheat by using a smaller font). Make your text easier to read by using headlines and bullet points throughout, and try to stick to the facts.
Check, check, and check again.
There’s no room for error on your CV so make sure you read over it carefully and double-check for spelling mistakes and grammatical errors. It can help to pass it to someone to proofread for you.
Talk to S.TWO.
The team at S.TWO provides tailored CV advice and guidance to all of our candidates to ensure you have the best possible chance of landing your ideal role.