CV Writing Basics

There are lots of different rules when it comes to CV writing, but in this blog post we look at the CV writing basics. There are certain things that every CV must have. Some of these things, as obvious as they are, can be missed in error.

If you are on the look-out for a new job then take a look at these CV writing basics. They will be a checklist of what you need to ensure is included in your CV. If you are looking for a new job make sure you check out our vacancies or call our recruitment consultants in Huntingdon.

Name and Contact

You need to have your name and contact details clearly on your CV. While you may have emailed the CV the person that got the email may just print off CVs of all applicants and pass on to the hiring manager. This means your contact details may have gotten lost and there is no way for the business to contact you. Keep it short, sweet and clear to make sure they have your contact detail but too much room isn’t taken up.

CV Length

Your CV should never be more than 2 pages. The right length for your CV is 1 to 2 pages as a maximum. Busy recruiters and business owners won’t have time to look through pages of your CV and they may miss the important stuff in your CV if they’re put off by the length.

Core Skills

It is a really good idea to list your core skills separately to the job skills. This helps the reader quickly see the skills you have and how they could benefit their business. For example, if you have social media experience for a business, have good excel knowledge or strong face to face sales experience, make sure you make this clear in your CV.

These are just three CV writing basics that you need to be aware of. Make sure you check these for your own CV. If you need help finding your dream job please contact our friendly recruiters in Huntingdon. We would be only too happy to help!