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The Perfect CV

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By following this CV template and tips you will ensure you cover almost everything a potential employer may want to see in this very important document.

Click here to download the perfect CV template

Here are some helpful hints from us at Beyond Recruitment when creating your CV

  • Always put the bulk of your working experience/skills within the section relating to each role. Avoid large sections of text that is not set within the context of one of your roles

  • Avoid fancy formatting or writing text in boxes etc. Keep it simple in a neat word document – let your experience speak for itself

  • Keep bold/italics to subtitles and avoid pictures or symbols

  • You can high-light key technologies you’ve used in bold if you feel they need to stand out

  • The only place a table is necessary would be a “Career Summary or Skills Matrix”

  • Make sure you use the same font throughout. Arial 11 is great and easy on the eye

  • Send your CV in word format, unless you are attaching your portfolio, references or certificates – then PDF version is fine

  • Always include some interests and hobbies but keep your personal information fairly simple (for example, it is not necessary to provide information about what your offspring do for a living or that you are proud of your children).

  • Lastly, maintain a clear, simple and consistent style throughout your CV 

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