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Downloadable CV Template & Tips

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Updating your own CV can be frustrating and you're likely to overthink everything knowing that you have 5-10 seconds to grab the readers attention. As a recruiter, you know first impressions really count so here are some simple tips to help and a downloadable CV template below.

Layout

It comes down to personal taste but I follow some very simple rules when tailoring the layout of a CV:

Content

The biggest mistake is to list bullet points that read like the responsibility section of a job description. The content should be concise and achievement led. Cut the day to day responsibilities that are expected and use the space to demonstrate tangible achievements. Keep the content relevant, engaging and cut any filler.

 

View sample CV (.pdf)

Download a CV template (.docx)