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CV tips

Here are a few handy tips to help you present yourself in the best possible way:

- Your full name, address, email address and phone number are most important.

- Make sure your CV/Resume is up to date. Try to restrict it to two pages and keep the layout simple.

- Use headings like "Education" and "Career History" to highlight different sections.

- Don't just make general statements about your qualities - support them with evidence. For example, explain what you may have done to date that illustrates the qualities you have.

- Try to link your skills and experience to the requirements of the role you're applying for.

- List education details in reverse chronological order, with your most recent education first. You may want to list the relevant modules, the projects and dissertations you have delivered, the grades you have achieved and professional skills you have developed.

- Career history and professional experience: Whether they're paid, voluntary or shadowing, all experiences count. Present these in reverse chronological order with dates to show how long you remained in a particular role. Mention what you achieved and the skills you developed.

- Achievements and outside interests: Include this information to show that you're a rounded person with a balanced approach to life. Focus on recent examples, describing what you contributed and learned in various ways.

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