- Summarize of your qualifications, experience, skills and achievements (see Career objectives)
- Project your personality as much as possible
- Show what problems you solved rather than 'I am good at....'
- Your CV should be a maximum of 2 sides of A4 (unless you are including an extra page for your publications if these are important for the post).
- Selecting an appropriate CV format. There are many ways of presenting information but the most successful CVs are variations around a reverse chronological format of your employment and education - ie. the most recent at the top of the list.
- It should look good. Initial impressions are vital so it should look attractive.
Finally, if you are sending your CV via e mail make sure you use a common typeface (Arial, Times New Roman, etc.).If you are posting your CV use good quality paper and use a large envelope (A4 preferably) to avoid folding.
- Avoid large chunks of text - they look indigestible and tend to be ignored. Break it up with sub-headings or bullet points.