CV Guide

Your CV is probably the most important sales tool at your disposal when you are looking for that new position.


A successful and well written and laid out CV summarises your past background that should include your education to date and your job experience. It also shows your potential employer what you can offer them.


Basic Advice for your CV

The following are basic rules that should be taken into account when you write your CV.


  • Make it simple to read and don’t go into heavy detail. You want to give your new employer a taste of what you are about so outline your strengths and achievements to date but leave the detail to the interview.
  • It is important that your most recent employment is shown first so make it logical to follow.
  • Make sure it is relevant to the position that you are interested in. Focus on your training to date and any other relevant skills such as Languages, IT skills, financial training or any other skills related courses.
  • Do not use colour paper or poor quality paper. It is find to use coloured writing if desired but choose a colour that will reflect the organisation that you are targeting.
  • Try and avoid faxing us a copy, as often it can be difficult to read. The best forms of communication are via email or post.
  • Be honest at all times as you will get caught out in most scenarios.
  • Ideally your CV should be kept to 2 pages long and a maximum of three. Always remember concise detail and to the point.
  • Always check for presentation – this is your first impression to a potential employer and something they may well keep on their files. Check for spelling and grammatical form, as it is not acceptable to be lazy at this point. Ask a friend or colleague to read it through as spell check often misses specific words.
  • References available on request are not enough information. It is always helpful to provide 2 references from previous employers with relevant and up-to-date contact numbers, email and address information as it will speed up the process should you be successful.
  • Always include basic personal informational bout yourself. E.g., Name, Address, Telephone, E-Mail, Best method or time of contact, Date of Birth, Marital Status, Nationality, Working Visa details.
  • A covering letter should always be submitted with your CV.