Keep your CV within two pages of A4. You can be clever with margins, but anything longer and the employer is unlikely to read it. There is no required format, so don't worry if your CV looks different from others you've seen. If anything, it will help you to make a unique impression! New formats such as infographic CVs are becoming more popular in design industries, but keep it simple, and don't go overboard using things such as watermarks and elaborate borders.
Keep sentences and paragraphs short and snappy, and avoid being vague.
Use keywords to emphasise your points and do not use the same words over and over again
Highlight key skills and examples throughout, and keep them up-to-date.
Stay clear of coloured or funky fonts, keep everything consistent and easy to read.
Back up skills with relevant experiences – and vice-versa.
Always proofread and spell check the document before sending it off. If possible, get a friend to check it for you too. There is nothing worse than a spelling or grammar mistake on a CV; it demonstrates carelessness and a lack of attention to detail.
Check it before you send it anywhere.
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