Bring a copy of your CV for a 15-minute consultation on its merits and shortcomings by Employer or our Career Advisor!

Time:1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Venue:CV Clinic Booth
Reservation:On-site reservation at 12:00 noon for slots of the day
(please show your University Card when you reserve and attend the CV Clinic)

Five principles that make a great CV:
  • Relevance - find out what the job is about, its requirements and duties. Show how your knowledge, experience, and skills are relevant
  • Order - put your most relevant information first and give it the most space. Based on what you know about the job decide what is most relevant - your degree, work experience, voluntary work…
  • Format - aim for a professional looking CV. This means consistent layout, good balance of text and space, careful use of italics, bold and underlining and use of good quality paper
  • Attention to detail - spelling and grammar must be perfect. Check it over carefully. If you are unsure get a friend to help you
  • Letter - always send a covering letter unless you are asked not to. It introduces you and should encourage the employer to read your CV

Tips for writing CV:
  • Use a (common) font and font size that are easy to read
  • Don't use more than 2 font types at a time
  • Don't use too many lines and boxes
  • Use headings and subheadings to separate sections
  • Keep alignment consistent e.g. all align to left
  • Use bullet points or numbering system to present details in order
  • Use past tense to indicate the completion status of the activity / work experience