Tips for writing a good CV 

Your first task is to work out what you need to include in your CV. A CV is a record of your qualifications (education and on-the-job training), work experience and skills. 

It should be written in report style (i.e. bullet points, short sentences and small paragraphs) NOT in essay style. 

The appearance of your CV is very important as you want it to be clear and concise. 

Your CV should persuade employers that you are the right person for the job and that they should offer you an interview. 

Here are some of Homebodies top tips: 

  • Include your personal details - name, address, phone number, email and date of birth. People often forget them!  

  • When you write your employment history and education details put your most recent achievements first. 

  • Try to keep your CV on two pages, back to back or keep it as short as possible. 

  • Try to write your CV using as few words as possible - this way you'll keep to the point and avoid waffle.  

  • Use ‘doing’ words on your CV such as ‘planned’ or ‘organised’. This makes you sounds active and not passive. 

  • Don’t talk about your social life unless your activities display an important skill such as leadership or teamwork. 

  • Give the contact details of two referees; one should preferably be your current employer 

  • Most importantly, proofread your CV. There should be no spelling, punctuation or grammar errors as it looks unprofessional. If you find editing your own work difficult, we can help you to proof read your CV. 

 

Good luck and please don’t hesitate to ask us for any help!