Interview & CV Advice
Your CV is the first opportunity potential employers will have to learn something about you. It is a shop window – it should include something eye-catching or people will just walk on by. Include enough detail to whet their appetite, but not so much that it becomes verbose or unwieldy.
Bear in mind that the person who first reads your CV will not necessarily be conducting the interview, so try to include something which goes beyond just descriptive prose. Ask whether this is the type of CV which would make you want to meet that person.
- Keep the CV concise and easy to read. Use bullet points rather than large blocks of narrative prose
- Steer clear of jargon and confusing abbreviations
- Tailor your information to the job for which you are applying. Show how it is relevant
- Keep to a font which is easy to read and don’t use fancy borders or design work unless you are applying for a job where creativity might work in your favour
Present your CV in a logical and structured way. CV Presentation
Lastly, find some referees – one who can give a personal reference, another work reference. Contact them in advance and ask whether they would be willing to help. Provide contact details for your interviewers when asked.