1. Show what makes you unique
For every job you apply for you could be up against hundreds of other candidates, so you need to make sure you stand out.
2. Choose a clear layout
Employers spend around 20 to 30 seconds scanning your CV, so it needs to be clutter-free and easy to read.
3. Tailor your CV
It may sound like a time-consuming process, but making the effort to tailor your CV to suit the requirements of each particular job that you are applying for can greatly increase your chances of securing an interview.
4. Keep it error free
It's deceptively easy to make mistakes on your CV and exceptionally difficult to repair the damage once a prospective employer has received it. As well as checking your spelling and grammar make sure your employment dates match up and that you've provided the right phone number and email address.
5. Keep your CV up-to-date
When you put together a CV it's often difficult remembering the projects you have been involved with and the achievements you have had. To avoid missing important content, revisit your CV every month to add anything of importance and remove any information that is no longer required.