1. How Do I Make My Own CV?

How Do I Make My Own CV?

LiveCareer UK Editorial Team

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To make your own CV, follow these few steps:

  1. Prepare a clear header with contact information.
  2. Write a captivating professional summary at the top.
  3. Craft an education section with extracurricular activities.
  4. List your work experience, focusing on achievements.
  5. Present your relevant hard and soft skills.
  6. Include additional sections for extra value.

Before writing your CV, collect all relevant information and consider the right CV formatting. Common formats include reverse-chronological (listing your work experience starting from the most recent), functional (emphasizing skills rather than work history), and hybrid format.

Then, structure your CV following the list presented earlier. Fill each section with essential and relevant data. Remember that your CV content should match the specific job advertisement and the company you’re targeting.

Ensure consistent formatting throughout your CV, using an appropriate font style and size, applying bullet points for readability, and separating CV sections with clear headings. At the end, proofread thoroughly to catch any spelling or grammar errors.

To write your CV more easily, consider using a dedicated CV maker like LiveCareer. It guarantees your CV formatting stays in check, provides expert examples for particular CV sections, and gives useful tips for an even more appealing CV.

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LiveCareer UK Editorial Team
LiveCareer UK Editorial Team

Since 2013, the LiveCareer UK team has shared the best advice to help you advance your career. Experts from our UK editorial team have written more than one hundred guides on how to write the perfect CV or cover letter.

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