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CV Preparation

Your CV is the fundamental marketing tool used to make a compelling and lasting first impression. It is vital to produce a CV that reflects yourself accurately and positively. Your CV should be clear, concise and informative and be pertinent to an employer.

Do
> make your CV professional
> present it on good quality white paper
> use black ink with a uniform font throughout
> no more than 2 or 3 pages in length
> make your CV easy to read
> display your contact details clearly
> ensure that headings are clear and use bullet points
> check spelling and grammar
> explain any gaps in your career history
> ask a friend or colleague to read you CV

Don’t
> bind or make your CV double-sided
> attach a photograph to your CV
> include inappropriate personal information
> focus too much on your interests, hobbies
> exaggerate the truth about skills and experience
> include details about remuneration

Content
> your CV should be defined and relevant to the position you are applying for
> focus on your achievements and demonstrate where you have been proactive in past employment
> state your involvement in projects and illustrate key responsibilities
> highlight your skills boldly and express your level of experience
> emphasise your interpersonal and communication skills. Employers welcome effective team workers and motivated individuals

Finally…
> remember to accompany your CV with a covering letter printed on the same quality paper as your CV and in black ink
> state your current salary in the covering letter but only discuss financial expectations with your Consultant at Rustington Recruitment
> if you are applying by email remember to attach your CV as a .doc
> suggest personal suitability for the job you are applying for in your covering letter and emphasise the skills and experiences you believe to be relevant
> check to whom the CV and letter should be addressed

Aim to produce a CV that will stand out and impress.

Rustington Recruitment have many years experience in producing CV’s that promote your skills and experience to great effect. For further assistance on producing your CV contact the office nearest to you.


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