A simple layout for CVs is preferred by the majority of users as it makes them quick to scan making the life of recruiters easier.


Top tips:

  • Use MS Word format — it’s still the standard across recruiters and companies

  • Bulleted lists covering skills and experience

  • Reverse chronological order for employment history — it’s the expected format

  • Conciseness — repeatedly go thru and remove superfluous words

  • One font is all you (almost) need. Sans-serif is easier to scan/read.

    • For email address & telephone number use a fixed-width font for legibility

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