CV Writing Do's
Make your CV short, simple and concise. Anything over three pages will begin to overload the reader and likely end up in the too hard basket. Two pages is an ideal length but don't be afraid to drop down to a one-pager if that's all you need.
Include only relevant achievements, skills and experience that relate to the position you are applying for. This may mean tailoring your CV slightly for each position.
Use bullet-points, rather than long paragraphs, to make your CV easy to read (employers tend to scan over CVs rather than read them word for word).
Check for spelling and grammar mistakes (these are real CV killers!). Ask a colleague, family member or friend to check for any errors you may have missed.
Focus on the content of your CV rather than its design. Fancy fonts and colours only serve to distract and frustrate the reader.
Take pride in your CV. Spending an extra 20 minutes on your CV could land you your dream job.
CV Writing Dont's
Don't include lies or misinformation in your CV. These often come back to haunt you sometime down the track.
Don't provide unnecessary personal information such as marital status, date of birth, religion, height, weight, etc as it could lead to discrimination.
Don't use a funky or funny email address like firstname.lastname@example.org. This may impress your friends but rarely an employer.
Don't write your CV like you are writing a txt msg 2 a friend.
Don't write your CV in capitals, IT LOOKS LIKE YOU ARE SHOUTING.