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When applying for new posts, it is important to write a good
curriculum vitae. This will give the interviewer an insight into
your skills and background. It is important to keep this formal and
to the point, making sure that you include only the relevant
information. The length of the CV depends upon your
experience, however, do not worry if it takes between ten and
fifteen A4 pages.
This section should include only the most relevant
Your date of birth, marital status, and status of driving licence
should be included in the miscellaneous section as these are not
highly important pieces of information.
this section should be laid out in reverse chronological
This should be a short statement explaining the direction that
you would like your career to take in relation to the
post. Keep this statement short and to the point.
Presented in reverse chronological order
These should be listed as interests rather than hobbies. Try to
make the interests that you list relevant to the role that you are
applying for. This may be through developing qualities which can be
carried over into your professional role.
This section may be added, however it should be kept brief. If
you are to include this section, it would be appropriate to include
marital status, date of birth and status of your driving
When writing your CV, remember to be concise in your writing.
Only add information which is relevant. It is appropriate to use
bullet points and a tabular form (with lines removed) in order to
keep the document readable.
In order to ensure that your CV looks professional, try to avoid
unusual fonts which make it difficult to read, the ideal font size
should be between 10 and 12 point. Avoid using underlining to make
items stand out, use bold or capitalised print for headers and
italics for information within the text.
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