Formatting your CV


If you're unsure of how to format your CV, its worth downloading a few templates to familiarise yourself - Formatting and spacing your CV is equally as important as the content.

At Advento we offer this service.

"Spend time adjusting your CV for each application"

Jake Tomkins
Team Leader, Advento Staffing

76%


of CV's are ignored if your email address is unprofessional

We can help you with your CV:


 

 We've pulled together some tips on how do get the best from your CV. There are many templates online that you can download for free but if you follow the tips below you can't go wrong.

Most of our clients like a clean CV that's formatted well and easy to read. Speak to the team at Advento for any advice on how to best format your CV ready for your application, we're happy to help.

With your CV ready, Register with us to find your next great opportunity.

 

Tip 1


The average time spent looking at a CV is only

5 to 7 seconds.

So make sure it is clear to read, use headings and bullet points.

Tip 2


Spelling or grammar mistakes on your CV can demonstrate poor attention to detail.

Ask a friend or family member to proof read it for you.

Tip 3


68% of employers will find you on LinkedIn, so make sure your career history matches up with your CV.

Tip 4


If you have gaps in your career history, be sure to explain what you did in that period on your CV.

You will probably be asked about it in your interview.

Tip 5


Tailor your CV - it's perfectly acceptable to keep a generic copy of your CV for your own records, but if you're applying for a job it should be tailored to the role, this will show employers that you're a great match.

Tip 6


No need to include a photo, your age, date of birth or marital status.

But do include qualifications, projects and achievements including soft skills as a well as technical skills.

Tip 7


A personal profile, also known as a personal statement, career objective and professional profile, is one of the most important aspects of your CV.

It should be a short paragraph that sits just underneath your name and contact details.

Tip 8


The standard length of a CV in the UK  is two pages. However one size does not fit all so for some professionals, one or three pages may be more appropriate.

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