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CV Writing Tips

20th April 2023

Writing your CV is important, it’s your calling card to potential employers. It’s a document that outlines your professional experience, education, and skills. As such, it’s essential to get it right. At Seven we see hundreds of CVs a day, and have really gotten to know the good, the bad and the ugly! In this article, we’ll provide you with tips on how to write a compelling CV that will help you stand out from other candidates.

CV Writing Can Seem Tough!

1.Start with a strong headline

Your CV should begin with a strong headline that summarizes your professional experience and expertise. For example, “Experienced Marketing Manager with 10 Years of Experience.” This will grab the attention of potential employers and give them a quick understanding of your background.

2. Tailor your CV to the job you’re applying for

When writing your CV, it’s important to tailor it to the job you’re applying for. This means highlighting the skills and experience that are most relevant to the position. Look carefully at the job description and try to match your experience and skills to the requirements of the job.

3. Use bullet points to highlight your achievements

When listing your professional experience, use bullet points to highlight your achievements. This makes it easier for potential employers to see what you’ve accomplished in your previous roles. For example, “Increased sales by 20% through targeted marketing campaigns.”

4. Keep it concise

Your CV should be concise, ideally no more than two pages. Keep in mind that potential employers may have to sift through hundreds of CVs, so you want to make sure yours is easy to read and to the point.

5. Use a professional font and format

The font and format of your CV should be professional and easy to read. Stick to simple fonts like Arial or Times New Roman, and use a clean, organized layout.

6. Include a personal statement

Your CV should also include a personal statement that highlights your career goals and aspirations. This can be a brief paragraph that summarizes your professional experience and what you hope to achieve in your next role.

7. Proofread, proofread, proofread

Finally, make sure to proofread your CV carefully. Spelling and grammatical errors can make you appear unprofessional and careless. Ask a friend or family member to review your CV before you send it out to potential employers.

In conclusion, writing a compelling CV requires careful attention to detail and a focus on your professional achievements and experience. By following these tips, you can create a CV that will help you stand out from the crowd and land your dream job. And if you are on the hunt for your dream job within the Consumer world, make sure to check out the vacancies on our website!


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