5 tips for a smart CV layout

April 29, 2013 by in category CV with 0 and 0


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1. Use space wisely. Your contact details should slot in nicely in the footer. This will free up vital selling space  to promote yourself

2. Consider using a header. A small header with your name will ensure consistency across the two pages (and very helpful if the two sheets get separated at the printer)

3. Be consistent. This includes headings (font, size, typeface), margins, columns, full stops and bullet points

4. Eliminate lists and lengthy bullet points. You can introduce small tables where you have lists; this is particularly useful for listing key skills, programmes and technical capabilities by group

5. Add some colour but don’t go overboard! Use of one other colour can add personality and spontaneity; for example Hunter green (#355E3B) will enhance a technical CV whilst Princeton orange (#FF8F00) would brighten up a creative CV.