>👉Personal details: a fairly obvious point but double-check you have included your name, email, contact phone number, and address. Don’t put ‘CV’ at the top as your title, put ‘YOUR NAME’. Which do you think will stand out more?
👉Personal statement: who are you and what are you offering? Use this short paragraph to present yourself ‘in a nutshell’.
👉Work experience: list your work experience with the most recent first. Include your job title and time in the position. Highlight your key skills such as technology platforms and systems. Quantify your achievements (such as ‘increased sales by 20% YoY through x,y,z).
👉Achievements: demonstrate how you can add value beyond your job description. Include keywords to reference your achievements such as ‘highly organised’, ‘stakeholder management’, ‘built resilience’. Have you won awards? Have you sat on any committees? Demonstrating a life outside of the workplace is a hugely positive attribute.
👉Over-sharing: gone are the days where we all listed our GCSE’s and A-Levels. Leave these out. Don’t include your date of birth, marital status, ethnicity, religion, or gender either. Your CV should be viewed purely on your credentials.