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CV Writing Checklist: 11 Steps to a Brilliant CV

By Charles Trivett | May 3, 2017 | Candidate Tips

Did you know that it takes recruiters (on average) just six seconds to make a decision about your CV?

So you really don’t have much time to make a good impression and urge them to read on!

Check out this week’s infographic for some tips on how to do just that.

And how to use the rest of your CV to persuade them that you’re the best person for the job!

3 CV Writing Checklist- 11 Steps to a Brilliant CV Infographic

Summary

It is really important that you make your CV easy-to-read, compelling and well-structured.

You not only want to convince potential employers that you’d be great for that job – but also that you can (and are willing to make the effort to) create a great CV too.

Remember these key points…

1. Keep things structured and organised.
2. Include all relevant experiences and skills.
3. Sell yourself.
4. Show off your great personality.
5. Don’t waffle on too much.
6. And don’t use the clichés.

Feel free to print off a copy of your checklist – so you can use it in all future job searches.

Want more advice?

Check out these great articles, revealing some really great tips on creating CVs…

5 (More) Essential CV Tips
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6 Creative CV Ideas That Will WOW Recruiters
Top Ten Tips for Writing Cover Letters
22 Silly Reasons Your CV Will Get Rejected

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- Charles Trivett

Charles Trivett

Charles heads up Coburg Banks’ IT Division, and has worked in recruitment for nearly 20 years.  His knowledge of how to optimise and get the most from a recruitment campaign is second to none, and he now works with a select handful of clients in maximising their recruitment ROI.

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