11 Crucial Resume Writing Questions Answered
How long should my CV be?
In order to sell yourself without boring employers and recruiters, your CV should be about 2 pages in length.
What do employers look for?
Employers look for your ability to perform their job, so make sure that you include the skills and knowledge that they ask for in job adverts
What font should I use in a CV?
Use a clear and simple font to create an easily readable CV with a professional outlook
Should I add a photo of myself?
Unless you are a model or actor then a photo is not required to prove your value to an employer
Is it necessary to include ALL of my experience?
You should include all of your experience but don’t go into too much detail with older or irrelevant roles
Do I need to include my date of birth on my CV?
Employers are only interested in your relevant skills and experience, they don’t need to know your age to make hiring decisions.
Should I hide employment gaps on my CV?
To be transparent, you should mention any long gaps of employment but try to put a positive reason in such as study, travelling and personal projects.
Should I include hobbies and interests in my CV?
Interests are optional but you should include them if you think they could have a positive impact on your application.
Do I need a cover letter?
You should add a cover letter to your application to ensure that you give recruiters a reason to open your CV
Should I include references in my CV?
Referees will not be contacted until offer stage so you don’t need to include them in your CV
What if I have no work experience?
If you don’t have any direct work experience that is relevant to the roles you are applying for then try to highlight your non-work gained skills such as education and voluntary work.