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Your CV is your key marketing tool, prior to interview. The purpose of a CV is to get you shortlisted for an interview. You need that interview to get the job!
It is tempting to include a lot of detail spanning your entire career which can make your CV long. The first page gets the most attention so it is likely that third, fourth and fifth pages will not be read at all. For our full guide to what makes a good CV click here, or check out our recent Big Splash article for more top tips!
An opening statement – this should be your sales pitch, a short paragraph selling yourself based on your skills and experience relevant to the role. The Americans call this your “elevator pitch”, meaning how you would sell yourself to someone if in a lift with them for less than a minute. Thinking in terms of a short time frame and key points helps focus your statement.
Key achievements – listing these as bullets points is a clear way of demonstrating what you have delivered. Make sure they are focused on outcomes, not responsibilities. Adding statistics and measurements helps a client to put these achievements into context.
Employment history – clearly list your employer, job title, grade, the dates you undertook that role and a summary of your achievements in that role. Stating that you were “responsible” for something, someone or a group of people gives no indication of how successful you were at doing that.
If you would like to provide us with an updated or additional CV please contact the team on 0113 825 1573 or email@example.com.