As a Senior Consultant at Madison recruitment, I see a lot of CV’s in a number of different formats. It seems that everyone is giving out different advice on the best way to format a CV. At Madison we have a specific template that we use when sending your information to clients and it has proven successful over and over again. Below are some tried and tested tips on CV writing, which I’ve acquired over my 15 years of experience as a recruiter.
Before you can even begin to put together a good CV you need to understand its purpose.
With the purpose in mind, your CV should be structured in a way that is logical to the reader, and specifically highlights the evidence that demonstrates your ability to do the task.
You can use the SMART principles for this.
I have heard conflicting advice on bullet points, but I can tell you, when you have 100 CV’s to screen and you have to scan over a story style CV, there is a good chance that even the best recruiters will miss important information about your experience. Bullet points control the eye of the reader and ensure that they are reading the most important information first. This will increase your chances of being selected for the next stage of the process.
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If you think your resume needs some work, and would like to see an example of our Madison Template, please feel free to contact me– firstname.lastname@example.org