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CV Template & Tips

Mark Shortall

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Mark Shortall


You have 5-10 seconds to grab the readers attention with your CV. First impressions really count so here are some simple tips to help and a downloadable CV template below.


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


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.

If you are a HR Business Partner or Recruiter, cut the day to day and demonstrate tangible achievements. CVs are a tool to sell yourself so make the content relevant and engaging.


View sample CV (.pdf)

Download a CV template (.docx)