Infographic: How to craft the perfect CV

2 May 2016

You’ve found the perfect job for you. The dream. Great brief, great salary, great location… but how do you seal the deal? Your CV is key.

Whether you’re applying for work in a jobseekers’ market, or in a market where recruiters or employers hold all the power, it is always important to have a standout, impeccable CV.

When a job is advertised, employers have to narrow down a huge number of applications to a mere handful before the interview stage. Split decisions are made, and the company doing the recruitment has to be brutal.

So, how can you ensure that yours is one of the maybes, not one of the ones discarded?

The below infographic, from payroll, HR and contractor management solutions firm Ayers, highlights the common pitfalls and mistakes made by candidates when applying for jobs, and offers tips on how to avoid them.

CV tips infographic

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Kirsty Tobin
By Kirsty Tobin

Kirsty Tobin served as careers editor of Silicon Republic from 2015 up to August 2017. When she was younger, she had a dream where she started and won a fight with a T-Rex, so she’s pretty sure she kicked butt at this, too. Passions include eating all the cake, watching more TV than is healthy and sassy comebacks.

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