5. Give evidence
Always back up your claims. If you're claiming to have a skill then back up your claims with supporting evidence. Give examples that demonstrate your skills, if you're not sure how to do this take a look at the example CV on this page.
6. Double check for errors
Ensure that your CV is free from spelling and grammatical errors. Get someone else to read your application before you press send. Remember a spellchecker will not pick up errors such as using 'form' when you meant to write 'from'
Use appropriate headings to make the information clear and readable.
8. Use action words
Action words can add interest to your CV. See our list of action words.
9. Mind the gap
Are there any gaps on your CV? Perhaps you changed course or have taken a break from employment due to other commitments? If you're unsure about how to express this on your CV then book an appointment with one of our advisers.
10. Update and review
Your CV should be up-to-date, accurately reflect your most current experience and be tailored to the position you're applying for. Don't use a CV that you created to apply for a part-time job in your first year to apply for a graduate position in your final year. Remember advisers are available to review your application.