CVs are one of the primary means of submitting an application to an employer. They are also used to apply for placements and for some postgraduate courses. They are often your first chance to make a good impression. Recruiters receive a lot of CVs, and will typically spend just 5 seconds looking at a CV and making a decision. Your CV needs to stand out for all the right reasons.

A focused, well-presented CV will grab the reader's attention and make them want to find out more about you. A poor CV could mean no interview and no further chance for you to impress anyone.  

You can find information about creating a good CV on these pages and by using our CV Builder Software [current Sheffield Hallam students only]. You can also find out more in the Careers and Employability Centre, where you can book a CV check appointment or attend a CV workshop. If you think your CV is ready for a quick check come along to one of our daily drop-in sessions. There's no reason not to make your CV the best it can be!


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Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 11:38