How to Write a Good CV: 6 CV Tips For Your Next Job Search

Writing a good CV, or curriculum vitae, is a key factor in getting a job. It is typically the first thing an employer will see when considering you for a job, so it’s important to make a strong first impression. But how?


What is a CV?

A CV is a document that summarises your education, work experience, skills, and other relevant information in a clear, concise, and professional manner. In this blog post, we share six of the most important CV tips to help you shine on paper. 


How to write a good CV


  • Use a clear and concise format. 

Your CV should be easy to read and navigate, with clearly marked sections and bullet points to highlight your skills and achievements. Avoid using large blocks of text or overly complicated language, as this can make it harder for the employer to quickly understand your background and qualifications.


It’s important to customize your CV to the specific job you’re applying for. This means highlighting the skills and experiences that are most relevant to the role, and using language that reflects the job requirements and company culture.


  • Include your contact information. 

Ensure your CV includes your name, address, phone number, and email address. If you have a personal website or LinkedIn profile, you can include those as well.


  • Use action verbs to describe your accomplishments. 

Rather than simply listing your job duties, use action verbs to describe your accomplishments and responsibilities. For example, instead of saying “managed a team,” you could say “led a team of 10 employees to meet project deadlines and exceed customer satisfaction goals.”


  • Keep it to one or two pages.

Your CV should be concise and focused, with the most important information included on the first page. Unless you have a very long and varied career, you should be able to fit all of your relevant information into one or two pages.


  • Proofread and edit carefully.

It’s important to carefully proofread and edit your CV to ensure it is free of errors and typos. This can be a red flag for employers, as it suggests a lack of attention to detail. Tools like Grammarly can be useful for spotting any errors.


By following these tips, you can create a strong and effective CV that will help you stand out in the job market. 

If you’d like any help sourcing job opportunities that match all your preferences and needs, including the flexibility element, please get in touch. ABL Recruitment is the UK’s leading language recruitment agency and we are here to help! Please give us a call on +44 (0)20 7092 39 39 or email us at to brainstorm the options. We look forward to hearing from you soon!


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