How to write a great CV

How to write a successful CV

Here are some of our Top Tips on how to write a great CV!

  • Check for Grammar and Spelling mistakes, then ask someone else to check it again
  • Check the formatting
  • Use a strong and clean visual layout
  • Avoid dense blocks of text
  • Use bullet points
  • DON’T use tables
  • DON’T over complicate the formatting
  • Include your contact information
  • Include a location – this does not need to be your full address. For example, Maidstone, Kent
  • Include if you have your own transport and/or driving licence
  • Include a Profile, outlining who you are, what you can offer a company and your future goals


Include Skills on your CV

  • It may be a good idea to include a  technical skills matrix. For each skill state your proficiency for example; beginner, competent or expert
  • You could split your technical skills under the following areas software, platforms, Packages, programming languages
  • Links to examples of your work


Education – listed in reverse chronological order. Don’t just list the title of your degree include details on modules covered.



  • Makes sure this is in reverse chronological order, i.e. starting with the most recent and working backwards
  • Is there career progression?
  • Do the job titles makes sense?
  • Gaps – Are there any gaps between positions and if so why?


Interests – Volunteering work, Playing sport in a team. Highlight any skills that can be used in a work environment.

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