How to nail your CV

A CV is the first time a business/ company will ever hear from you, so you want to make a big impression. You want to make sure that your CV reflects everything about you as both a person and potentially as an employee.

Your CV shouldn’t be more than two pages long and should only contain important information like skills, experience, and education you don’t want to bore the reader by having irrelevant information, but you want to only have the key good points so that the reader will keep your CV on top of the pile.

Here are some Do’s and Don’ts that might help you write that perfect CV


  • First and Last Name
  • Address (Not Full Address)
  • Phone Number
  • Email
  • Skills
  • Professional Profile Qualifications/Education
  • Professional Experience (Less than 10 Years)


  • Website
  • LinkedIn Profile
  • Additional Experience
  • Hobbies
  • Own projects
  • Academic Achievements
  • Volunteers
  • Other information
  • Professional experience (+10 Years

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  • Professional Goals
  • Full address
  • Current Salary
  • Salary expectations
  • Martial status
  • Religion
  • Reductant degrees
  • Reference says “References available upon request”
  • Passport stamp
  • Nationality
  • Genre

You also want to make sure that your CV is up to date! You don’t want to send out an old CV with none of your up-to-date information as it does not reflect your current skills or experience. You also want to make sure that your CV is concise but informative like we said above you don’t want to bore the reader with too much irrelevant information.

A CV is a professional document so make sure the spelling and grammar are on point, proofread before you send it off to ensure there are no spelling and grammar mistakes.

We also have a blog post about the steps to create the perfect Cover Letter.

At the career coach, we can help you with creating the perfect CV along with many other things that will help you get that dream job.


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