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how to write a successful cv

First things first

How to write that all important Successful CV

Its crucial to get all the correct information as well as your personality across in your CV to enable you to stand out from the crowd.

Below is a step by step guide of what a successful CV should contain.

Follow these simple steps and the rest is up to you.

Personal Information

This should state, name, address and contact details, along with availability.


Include a clear and concise career objective, focusing on your sector experience, skill set and career achievements. State what you are now looking for in terms of: position, company, culture, location and hours.

Career history

Start with your current or most recent position first, clearly stating the company name, position held, responsibilities and dates of employment (months and years) as well as reasons for leaving.  Bullet points are the most effective way of listing this information.

Education & Professional qualifications

List your most recent first and categorise into the following: -
  • Further education
  • Higher and post graduate qualifications
  • Qualifications gained at school
  • Remembering to put dates achieved

The simplest way to communicate this information would be to use bullet points.
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Hobbies and Interests

This gives an idea of your personality and could add a little humour to the CV.


It is crucial that you include the contact details of two references.

Things to remember

This is your first impression of how a company will see you, make it the right one.

Get a second opinion, show it to a friend or family member or colleague who could advise on your strengths and weaknesses and if you have missed anything.

And finally

Check your CV for spelling and grammatical errors.

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