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10 tips on how to write the perfect CV

Bryony Smith candidate, candidates

Whether it's your first time writing a CV or your current one just needs updating, it can be difficult to know what information to include. If you are looking for a new job within the property industry or financial services GCB Recruitment is here to help. We have 10 years’ experience successfully placing candidates with employers - so when it comes to CV’s we know what works. Here are our 10 tips on how to write the perfect CV:

  • Your CV should be relevant and concise – no longer than 2 sides of A4  
  • You should include your employment history in reverse chronological order, so your current position is at the top.
  • Short sentences or bullet points can help us understand your responsibilities and duties.
  • Include your employment dates so we know how much experience you have.  
  • Proofread and check for spelling mistakes.
  • Don't include a photo of yourself – we don't care about how you look, rather what you can do and your relevant experience.
  • Include your name, contact number, and email address so we can get in touch about new job opportunities.
  • List your education and qualifications in reverse chronological order if it's relevant. 
  • A key skills section can boost your CV if you have specific training. 
  • Lastly, check the spacing and formatting of your CV so it's clear to read. 

To find out more about our 10-year anniversary check out ‘10 years in business – A word from our MD’. For more advice, check out 'How to write a CV'.