CV advice | the 12 best CV articles on the internet

If you want to land that dream job, your CV needs to be strong.

You need a CV that looks slick and grabs the attention of busy recruiters and hiring managers

To help you do this, I’ve compiled a list of our 12 very best CV advice articles on to this page.

These guides are more in-depth than anything else you’ll find on the web, and include plenty of example CVs, explainer diagrams and step-by-step guidance.

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10 Example CVs

Examples CVs

The best way to learn how to write an interview-winning CV, is by seeing examples of real-life CVs that have been successful for other people.

In this guide I have laid out 10 CVs across all industries, and included some helpful notes so that you can see why they have been written the way they have.

 

What you will learn

  • What a real interview-winning CV looks like
  • The basic format and structure of a CV
  • What makes a CV effective in winning interviews

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How to write a CV

How to write a CV

The most in-depth CV writing guide on the planet.

This guide walks you step-by-step through the process of writing an interview-winning CV, from pre-writing research, right through to proofreading.

It contains lots of explainer diagrams, infographics and example CV snippets, and will show you the exact content you need to impress recruiters.

 

What you will learn

  • The true purpose of your CV
  • Who recruiters and hiring managers are + what they want in a CV
  • How to format and structure your CV
  • How to write each section of your CV

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7 CV formatting tips that will get you more interviews

CV format

CV formatting is crucial to creating a winning CV, so this guide provides you with some advanced formatting tips that will help you to create a professional looking CV which is easy for recruiters to digest.

 

What you will learn

  • Advanced formatting tips and Microsoft word functions
  • How to make your CV look flawlessly professional
  • How to please recruiters by making your CV an easy-to-read document

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How to structure a CV

CV structure

How you structure your CV, the sections you include, and the order you put them in, is crucial to the success of your CV.

This guide takes an in-depth look at CV structure, and how to tailor it to your own situation.

 

What you will learn

  • What sections your CV needs and how to position them
  • How to structure each CV section and highlight important information
  • How to create a pleasant reading experience for recruiters and hiring managers

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39 CV mistakes to avoid

CV mistakes

It’s easy to make mistakes when writing your CV, but just one bad mistake could stop you from getting job interviews.

To save you from this, I’ve compiled the 39 most common CV mistakes that you need to avoid.

 

What you will learn

  • The biggest CV mistakes candidates make and how damaging they are
  • How to avoid CV mistakes and what to instead

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63 skills for your CV

CV skills

The skills on your CV show recruiters what expertise you have, and how suitable you are for the jobs you are applying to.

This post shows you a huge range of skills that can boost your CV covering all industries and professions.

 

What you will learn

  • The difference between hard skills and soft skills
  • A huge range of skills you can add to your CV
  • How to include CVs in your CV effectively

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11 CV cover letter examples

CV cover letters

Even the best CV in the world is useless if it doesn’t get opened, so you need to ensure that you have a strong cover letter that encourages recruiters to open yours.

This guide shows you how to write a persuasive cover letter and shows you examples from 11 industries.

 

What you will learn

  • How to write a strong cover letter
  • How a cover letter should be structured and formatted

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How to add achievements to your CV

CV achievements

If you really want to prove your value to employers, then you need to include impressive achievements in your CV.

But which ones to include? And how?

This guide has the answers.

 

What you will learn

  • Which achievements to include in your CV – and which to avoid
  • How to present your achievements and prove your impact

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Should you add hobbies to your CV?

CV hobbies

Candidates often wonder whether or not they should include their hobbies in their CV.

The truth, is that it depends on your experience, and the type of roles you are applying for.

This post explains who should add their hobbies to their CV, and who should leave them out.

 

What you will learn

  • If you should include your hobbies in your CV
  • If so, how you should detail your hobbies

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17 CV profile examples

CV profiles

For experienced candidates your CV profile should sit at the top of your CV and hook recruiters by providing a punchy summary of your skills and knowledge.

This article shows you 17 examples of winning CV profiles from multiple industries.

 

What you will learn

  • How to write a powerful CV profile
  • What a CV profile should look like

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How to write a CV personal statement

CV personal statement

If you are a junior candidate (such as a graduate or school leaver) you should head your CV with a personal statement to tell your story and summarise your offerings.

This guide shows you how to craft a strong personal statement and shows you some good examples.

 

What you will learn

  • How to write a winning CV personal statement
  • What a good personal profile looks like

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Don’t add references to your CV – do this instead

CV references

It can be tempting to add references to your CV, but you shouldn’t!

Find out why in this post, and what you should do instead.

 

What you will learn

  • Why you shouldn’t add references to your CV
  • What you should do instead

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CV advice articles | Do you need any more?

Hopefully the above articles should give you everything you need to write your own interview-winning CV

If you would like us to create any more CV advice articles, just drop us an email to hello@standout-cv.com

Good luck with your job hunt!