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CV example for UK workers

Your CV says a lot about you. Before the interview it’s your main way of making an impression with potential employers so you should take time to get it right. Perfect it over time as you gain experience and always keep it up to date. You could search for a CV example for UK based workers or build one yourself using these handy tips and hints.
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CV format

Your CV shouldn’t be too long and it shouldn’t be too short. The ideal length for a CV is 2 pages as this gives you enough time to introduce yourself and your work experience without enough detail to entice an employer into wanted to know more. If you’re CV’s longer, you might be tempted to go into the sort of detail about your experience and skills which would be better presented during the interview.

Presentation is key

As with your appearance for the interview, your CV’s presentation says a lot about the type of person you are. Always print it on white A4 paper and leave spaces between each section so it’s pleasing to look at. Studies so that too much information in one block of text is often ignored. You don’t want to overload potential employers with data, so use bullet points where possible.

Tailored CV

Make sure that you tailor your CV to the job you’re after. Matching your experiences to the requirements of the job should be easy if the advert your responding to has a job spec. Be subtle when you mention experiences that are relevant so don’t refer to the job spec on your CV.

Final thoughts

The paper that the CV is printed on it also really important. Use high-grade paper as it gives a sense of quality when the employer is holding it. Also make sure that the CV is printed correctly so if the ink is faded, reprint that page. For more careers advice and an online CV builder, check out nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk.

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