How to write your CV

Recruiters are all different. There is an expression that goes, ‘If you are ill and ask three Harley Street specialists for a second opinion then you’ll get five different opinions’! In the same way, recruiters have personal preferences in how they like to see CVs written. For this reason I can’t offer dogmatic advice and say this is the way you must present your CV. Added to which, your CV is a very personal document – in the final analysis you are the best judge of whether your CV best represents you.

On the following pages is a ‘CV summary’ document which will help you to gather the relevant information and some sample CVs to help you to decide on which layout you like best. Nowadays most CVs are sent electronically so ...

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