CV Writing Tips


You have seen a role you are interested in and now need to submit your CV. This is the chance for you to sell yourself on paper and convince the reader that you are worth interviewing.

CV Writing – What do you need to do

  • Provide a summary of educational and qualification details, including grades and dates.
  • Detail your career history starting with your most recent position.
  • For each employment position, use bullet points rather than paragraphs.
  • Make sure your CV clearly indicates the progress you have made: listing achievements and successes.
  • Use good quality paper. Most applications are submitted online these days but if you are sending a CV by post this point is still relevant.
  • Make sure you attach a covering letter, explaining your suitability for the role.
  • Check and double-check for spelling and grammatical errors. (Get a second opinion).
  • Where appropriate, tailor the CV to the position you are applying for.

CV Writing – What not to do

  • Don’t waffle; you must keep the detail interesting and easy to read.
  • Ideally don’t use more than 3 pages. (A bit subjective perhaps but from experience when reviewing your CV brevity will be appreciated).
  • Don’t leave any career gaps unexplained.
  • Avoid detailing points which are irrelevant.

These tips and suggestions are not exhaustive but serve to highlight the importance of presenting yourself correctly. At Wavelength we ensure that candidates are briefed as far as possible. We can help with your CV as part of a recruitment process we are dealing with to give the best chance of success.

If you are a qualified or part qualified accountant with a Public Practice background, we can assist you if you are looking for a new opportunity.

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