2011: Expert CV Tip of the Week 2

The How to Make a CV Tip of the Week 2 is: CV profile picture

Pay extra care & attention to visual formatting

Although the content of your curriculum vitae is obviously hugely important, the content is unlikely to be taken seriously or read thoroughly if the formatting of the resume is poor. When writing your CV it’s essential that once the content of the CV has been finalised for submitting, the format is reviewed. There will be a more detailed article about formatting however in short your CV should be font size 10-12, it should be spaced out well using paragraphs, bolding for sections, bullet points for shorted items, a professional font such as Arial, Times New Roman or Tahoma, and in the majority of cases your curriculum vitae should be written in reverse-chronological order i.e. newest items first, working backwards as you go down the page.

This all may sound obvious, but far too often I’ve seen CV’s from people that I’ve spoken to who have fantastic experience and/or qualification but then when I see their CV, the overall formatting puts a negative spin on them. A poor CV format shows that the individual is not concerned with presentation and detail, which often are key professional attributes for many jobs that you will be applying for.

Don’t let your CV content down -> Format your CV well

For more advice on CV tips of the week or CV tips of the month, click the expert CV tips link at the menu bar.


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9 Responses to 2011: Expert CV Tip of the Week 2

  1. Pingback: 2011: Expert CV Tip of the Week 3 « howtomakeacv

  2. Candice Noyd says:

    Very Nice website. I recently built mine and i was looking for some ideas and your website gave me some. May i ask you whether you developed the website by youself?


    • howtomakeacv says:


      Thanks. Yes I recently started the website, I’m still learning but I used wordpress for mine. Fantastic for people with little experience of web, but obviously I have some good experience to share for CV making so thought it worth while learning!

  3. This really answered my problem, thank you!

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  5. very good put up, i actually love this website, carry on it

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