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Get the most out of your CV

CVs are a key part of securing job interviews. Unfortunately, yours is likely to be one in a pile of very similar documents, so here’s some do's and don'ts to make yours stand out for all the right reasons!

Personal Statements

Most CVs will include these now - keep it short and relevant. Introduce yourself, what you can offer, and briefly state your career goals.


  • List in chronological order, with the most recent at the top.

  • Highlight roles and responsibilities in each of your examples that are especially relevant or transferable to the role you are now applying for.

  • It’s unlikely that examples more than, say, 10 years old, are going to be relevant.

Education & Qualifications

  • List in chronological order, most recent first.

  • If you have a degree, you may benefit from listing some of the most relevant/interesting modules and/or your dissertation topic.

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