When starting your CV, think about how best to arrange your experiences so the employer can easily understand and follow what you have to say. The two most popular formats are reverse chronological and skills-based.
Both have their advantages, and the choice is yours.
Skills-based CVs are usually best when applying for roles you don't have a lot of previous work experience with – they allow you to emphasise how the skills you've gained are transferable to this role.
A chronological CV is best if you've got a lot of work experience and/or education in the field that you want to show off.
Whichever you choose, make sure it all fits on to two A4 pages.
This is the most common type of CV. Here are the best ways to write a reverse chronological CV:
The format is quick and easy to put together, but please note that it can look generic and draw attention to any gaps that you have taken out of work.
These tips will help you write the perfect skills-based CV:
This type of CV can help you target the job description directly, but try and keep your examples as specific as possible so it doesn't become vague.