1)Use templates 

In the era of the Internet, someone can always help you with tasks you are unfamiliar with. In this case, make use of the hundreds of CV templates you can find online, download 10 of them, choose the one you like the most and customize it to make it more yours (colors, spaces, fonts, etc.). It will save you a lot of time, and these templates are usually well organized. 

2)No errors

No worries, while writing your CV, you’ll commit some mistakes, and that’s fine. Still, you really have to proofread your document or, even better, ask a friend to do it for you when your draft is done. An external point of view would be beneficial for the overall quality.


Some might say to exclude the picture from your CV. We, instead, are huge supporters of a great CV pic; why? It helps recruiters to remember your profile. We are not just a bunch of skills and work experiences put together, we are people, and the most “human” part of a CV is your picture. In addition to that, we want to see who you are, not because we want to know if you have long curly hair, but because the first time we see you on a video call, we want to be able to recognize you (so you don’t send a friend of yours to the interview). 

About the pic, make it simple, smile, flat background with a light color. Don’t cut other pics. Make one for the occasion; it’s worth, promised. Wear something that you would wear in the daily routine of the job you are applying for; that means no “beach outfit” if you apply to a formal company. 

4)Short, not empty

One of the best pieces of advice you can get on your CV is its length. If you are not a manager with 30 years of experience, there’s no need to go over 2 pages. These page/s should be well organized and have all the necessary information.

5)Make it easy to read and use a simple font

Connected to the previous point, one of the first things you should ask yourself when writing a CV is: is it easy to read? Can I get all the information I need in 30 seconds? Is it messy? Recruiters view many CVs each of their working days, and sometimes during the weekend too; they want applicants who ease their life, not ones who hide information on the 8th page of their working experience. 

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