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13 April 2018

How to write a good CV

Student Life

If you’re on the job hunt and want to have the perfect CV, this week’s blog post will inform you of what you may/may not want to include.

What to include?

  • Contact details
  • Summary & Skills
  • Education & Qualifications
  • Employment
  • Work experience/ Voluntary work
  • Achievements
  • Hobbies & Interests (not too much)
  • References

What not to include?

  • Personal issues
  • An unprofessional email address
  • Lies

Things to consider:

Language & Layout

  • Write your CV in a formal tone- not only is it appropriate but it makes you sound professional. You don’t want to sound like you’re talking to your friend.
  • 2 Pages in length- make sure it looks presentable with clear headings
  • The font and size must be appropriate too, nothing too fancy- keep it simple!


  • Spelling
  • Punctuation
  • Grammar

Keep it up to date

  • Whether it’s a new job or some work experience you have done- keep it relevant but don’t forget to update it as you go along

Keep it real

  • As you may need to provide evidence for what you have written don’t lie

Hope this has been useful. If you have any questions, feel free to email me on

By Roshni Dhodakia

I am a third-year student at Edge Hill University, studying English Language. I hope that my blog posts are enjoyable and useful. Feel free to ask me any questions or leave me any suggestions. I hope to hear from you soon and thank you for reading!

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