Next move… for someone preparing a CV

10 November 2005
Next move… for someone preparing a CV

What information is an employer interested in seeing on a CV, and what's the best way to communicate this?

The Answer
Ensure your CV is visually well presented, eye-catching but not over-fussy. Check all spelling and grammar. Your career history should begin with the most recent position. Submit only quality copies - never a photocopy of a photocopy. Aim to make your CV a maximum of two pages long. Clearly highlight your achievements within each role, but avoid regurgitating reams of information on your duties. It is where you added value or developed new concepts that will really excite a prospective employer. Avoid the use of company jargon as this will probably not be understood by a different company.

Recent trends have encouraged the inclusion of a "mission statement" about yourself. Personally, I think this adds little value, but it seems popular with some employers. Find out as much about the role you are applying for and tailor your CV to highlight your strengths and skills for the particular role. Always accompany your CV with a good covering letter.

David Goldfarb, director, Hamilton Mayday

  • If you'd like to submit a question, send it to chris.druce@rbi.co.uk
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