Advice on Writing a CV

As trusted recruitment agents, our advice on writing a CV can make the difference between being offered an interview or not. Our registered candidates can receive comprehensive CV writing advice, or we can compose CVs for our candidates in house. Either way, a good CV is your passport to an interview - so it’s essential you get it right.

Any job search should start with a strong CV. As an Alchemy candidate, you can access CV writing advice and support from your personal advisor. If you are unsure where to start, we can put together a CV from scratch, using our many years of experience placing candidates in your specific industry.

CV Writing – Advice From the Experts

Our CV writing advice is simple - you need to make sure you get noticed for the right reasons. Your CV should be clear, concise and easy to read. It should:

  • be a concise overview of your experience
  • stick to relevant information only
  • be waffle-free
  • highlight your key areas of experience
  • use bullet points for important information
  • list dates correctly
  • be easy to read
  • detail your most recent employment first
  • be honest – don’t exaggerate or mislead an employer
  • include references from referees at management level and who know your work

If your CV is strong and well-written, you will greatly improve your chances of being offered an interview. Make sure you take a copy of your CV to any interview you attend, carrying it in a smart folio or document wallet to keep it flat.

It’s important that you support a good CV with good personal presentation and interview skills. You can find out more about how to succeed in an interview on our Advice For an Interview page.

To find out more please contact us. Alternatively, please register your details for personalised job updates. 

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