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How to Write a CV
In our how to write a CV articles (listed below), you'll learn about writing a CV for a number of different circumstances. If you've been working for a number of years then you'll probably need a performance CV. Whilst students and very recent graduates should look at our CV tips for Student / Graduate CVs.
When you read the how to write a CV guides below, please note that functional CVs, targeted CVs and alternative CV formats aren't generally recommended, as employers generally dislike this type of CV layout. We have included them on our CV tips pages for completeness, but please use them with extreme caution.
Examples of How to Write a CV
On our CV writing tips pages, as well as telling you about writing a CV, we have also included actual examples of CVs, which closely match our how to write a CV guides above. In the examples below you will see how CV Writers format a CV.
For people who have been working for several or more years, we recommend you view the performance CV, whilst current students and people who have just graduated should look at
the corresponding examples.
In our CV tips above, we advised caution when using either a functional CV or a targeted CV. They are included below, as it's important to show when writing a CV that there are other CV formats that you can use.
More CV Writing Tips
In addition to our how to write a CV guides above, you should also take a look our other CV tips, as these also provide expert advice on writing a CV. These CV writing tips, include looking at why your CV may be rejected, plus what information should you write about on your CV and what should you leave off.
When you write a CV, you also need to carefully think about which CV format to select. If you get it wrong, then this can really harm your chances of getting interviews.
Other CV Tips on Writing a CV
Our general CV writing tips articles lists some important do's and don'ts, whilst the word-processing and printing article gives you some basic CV tips on what to do.
As well as thinking about how to write a CV, you also need to give some thought to writing a cover letter. This is almost as important as writing a CV, because a cover letter needs to get across to an employer why they must read your CV.
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