General CV tips
This article covers a few general CV tips for producing a professional CV, which will help you improve your own CV.
Having a better CV means that employers should take far more notice of your CV, which should lead to you getting more interviews that you would have done otherwise.
You can find even more CV tips in our CV writing tips section of our web site, including CV examples.
General CV Tips:
- These days, you can write your CV in the first person (i.e. I have) or the third person (i.e. he/she has). However, you do not need to use 'I', 'he' or 'she' in a CV because its use is implied.
- Do mention things you are good at, but do not go over the top. You can oversell yourself.
- Don't mention things that you are bad at or say negative things about yourself in your CV.
- Make sure that the CV you write conjures up the right image of you and your skills, capabilities and achievements. If you do not match the picture you have painted with your CV at the interview, then your application will not be taken further.
- Be careful when you use abbreviations - they can be misunderstood.
- CV writing services can help you if you only seem to get rejection letters or are not happy with your CV. Yes, you will have to pay for it. But, it could save you a lot of time, lead to you getting less rejection letters and you should get an interview that much quicker. A CV writer can make a lacklustre CV shine.
Other pages you may want to see:
- CV tips introduction
- FREE Report: Is your CV letting you down?: How to dramatically improve your CV
- CV distribution - send your CV to 1000's of recruiters at one go - click here to learn more
- Why are CVs rejected?
- What information will you need?
- What should you leave off your CV?
- Selecting a CV format
- General CV writing tips
- Example performance CV
- How to write a performance CV
- Example functional CV
- How to write a functional CV
- Example targeted CV
- How to write a targeted CV
- The alternative CV
- Example student CV
- Example graduate CV
- How to write a student / graduate CV
- How to write an executive CV
- Business analyst CV
- Managing director CV
- Marketing manager CV
- Sales manager CV
- Word-processing and printing
- Cover letters