2. USE HEAD­LINES

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CVs aren’t easy reads, so be kind to the reader by lay­ing it out in a way that’s pain­less to nav­i­gate. Use head­lines to sep­a­rate each sec­tion (like ed­u­ca­tion, em­ploy­ment his­tory and awards). Colour does not achieve any­thing; mak­ing it clear and easy to read with a well laid-out for­mat does. mis­takes make prospec­tive em­ploy­ers ques­tion your at­ten­tion to de­tail in real life. Al­ways spell check your CV – and never use txt lan­guage. If in doubt, ask for a sec­ond opin­ion and have some­one else check it over just in case. Re­mem­ber, you’re try­ing to get a job, not a date.

Find the fine line be­tween show­ing that you re­ally want the job and ex­press­ing your per­son­al­ity.

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