5 Tips To Achieve The Best CV Format (Part 2)

5 Tips To Achieve The Best CV Format (Part 2)

5 Tips To Achieve The Best CV Format (Part 2)

Shorten sentences

Don’t have long winded sentences throughout your CV, but, don’t shorten them too much to one or two words. Be short, accurate and to the point. For example:

Took over the management duties of the department when the Supervisor was away on holidays

This can be shortened to:

Coordinated management activities for the Supervisor in his absence

Check Grammar

Grammar is one of the areas that many HR Managers review to ensure that the potential candidate is observant. Your CV is there to impress, so by having a grammatical error can affect the employer’s opinion of you. This is where spell check is your friend – don’t be afraid to use it.

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What Is the Best CV Format?

There is no fixed format for a CV. However there are a number of key attributes of cleverly formatted CVs that were guaranteed to attract some attention:

  • Have interesting and relevant information
  • Are well laid out, easy to read and well-spaced
  • Mixture of paragraphs and bullet points
  • Sharp to point and factual – no waffle
  • 100% truthful
  • Most relevant information featured on top

Top Tips

It is important that when choosing the best CV format that you remain consistent. If possible, refrain from using Tabs since this can affect margins, line spacing and tables. Most importantly, if you choose to format your CV outside of the CV Template you should remember to:

  • Keep it simple
  • Keep it factual and concise
  • Use a mixture of bullet points and paragraphs
  • Don’t be afraid to experiment with formatting options – creativity shows innovation (just don’t overdo it)
  • Provide relevant information i.e. avoid including your interests and hobbies etc.
  • Always use spell check
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