How to write a killer CV

If writing or updating your CV fills you with dread you’re not alone. Lots of people aren’t sure what to write, how to format their CV, what structure to use and don’t get us started on the age-old debate, can your CV be more than two pages?! Writing a killer CV can be a bit of a minefield which is why we’ve put together a range of CV help and advice guides to get you started.

Why is your CV important?

Your CV is usually the first thing a potential employer or recruiter will read about you. To make a strong first impression your CV needs to be clear and concise with a coherent structure and consistent formatting. Your CV must highlight all your key skills and expertise convincing the reader you are suitably qualified for the position.

If you don’t have a killer CV, you’re reducing your chances of getting your dream job. Check out our CV help and advice guides to transform your CV from standard to stand out.

CV advice - How to write a successful CV

When writing your CV you should always remember it is your opportunity to sell yourself. Your chances of being invited to an interview are dramatically reduced if your CV doesn’t say why you are a suitable candidate.

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Top CV mistakes

Your CV is the first thing a potential employer will see when you apply for a new job so it is important to get it right. A well thought out CV could be the difference between getting an interview or not.

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Download our free CV template

Are you worried about writing your CV? Maybe you’ve been made redundant after working in the same job for years and you aren’t sure how to go about updating your CV. If this is you, you’re not alone. We talk to candidates like you every day and we understand that writing a CV can be a challenge.

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Top tips to create an engaging software developer CV

Writing a software developer CV doesn’t need to be time consuming or painful, it should be much easier than finding the missing semi-colon! However, it’s understandable that not everyone knows how to write a standout CV to showcase both their development and people skills, so we’ve compiled our top software developer CV essentials to help.

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Hobbies and interests; top 5 CV mistakes

Including hobbies and interests on your CV can set you apart from other applicants and show potential employers you will get along with their team.

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