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10 best resume tips

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A CV (curriculum vitae) is a biography containing information about your career with specifications about your education and employment history. In contrast, a resume presents a concise picture of your skills and qualifications for a specific position, so length tends to be shorter and dictated by years of experience (generally no longer than 1-2 pages).

We have many years of experience with advising candidates on how to write a good resume. Based on this experience, we have listed our 10 best resume tips.

  1. Target your CV: As with your application, you must always target your CV towards the job you are applying for.

  2. Consider your audience: Your primary task as the sender of your resume is to carefully consider what the receiver would be interested in reading.

  3. Reversed chronological order: List your experience in reversed chronological order with your latest job first, so the recipient will see your most recent experience first.

  4. Education and courses: Always list your education and relevant courses either before or after your work experience. As with your work experience, the list of education and courses should also be in reversed chronological order.

  5. The length of your CV or resume: The length of your CV should be relative to your seniority. A typical CV is between three and six pages long, whereas a resume is typically 1-2 pages.

  6. Make a front page: If you have many years of experience we recommend that you make a front page summarizing your most important skills relating to the job you are applying for.

  7. List skills and experiences: List the vital skills and experiences from each position you have held.

  8. Make space: Speech is silver, but silence is golden. Keep some space between the individual paragraphs of your CV. A simple CV is much easier to read than a text-heavy one.

  9. An inviting layout: You should pick a layout and a font common to the entirety of your application and CV.

  10. CV in PDF format: You should send your application as well as your CV in a PDF format in order to ensure that the layout does not change when your CV is opened on another computer.