Employers only give 30 seconds to a CV so you need to have immediate impact.
In a competitive job market, your CV is a prime marketing tool and will often be the first impression employers get of you. Many recruiters will receive large amounts of CVs and it's vital that yours delivers maximum impact.
Find out how about:
Read our leaflet on writing a CV and covering letter
Book a CV review or workshop
The length of your CV will depend on the vacancy you're applying for, so check if the employer has specified that it should be a certain number of pages.
In the UK, CVs are normally two pages long.
Times when you may use a different length include:
You will need to tailor your CV to meet the requirements of each position you apply for. By targeting your CV you'll demonstrate that you've researched the company and are suitable for the position you've applied for.
Research the job, the employer and the industry and be sure you're demonstrating you meet the person specification, if the employer has included this.
There are many different styles you can adopt when creating your CV which present information differently. Primarily, the difference between styles is in the layout of the content. What style you use will depend on what information you want to highlight.
Creative industries CV Guide
Medical CVs and portfolios
International qualification equivalencies
Writing a CV and covering letter
Attend a CV workshop in the autumn and spring terms
Read our student blog on how to make your CV stand out
Watch our 'Journey to Work' video
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