1. Restrict the length of your CV to a single page. Extend to two pages only if your experience/achievements/skills cannot be contained to one page.
2. Double check your CV for typos and grammatical errors.
3. Use a 10 - to - 12 - point (size) conservative typeface for the body text of the CV.
4. Use professional fonts like: Calibri, Times New Roman, Arial. Don't use more than 2 fonts in a CV - one for headings, and the other for the body text.
5. Avoid mentioning unnecessary personal details or confidential information.
6. Arrange your text in bullet points, and enlist the details in short and crisp sentences.
7. Use left margin justification i. e. keep all your text in the main body left - aligned.
8. Use single line spacing between the lines.
9. Use straight lines to break sections and give an outline to the CV.
10. Add simple bullet points under each category head. A good rule of thumb is to limit each bullet point to one to two lines of text with three to four accomplishments for each position.
11. To provide a physical copy of your CV, print on a plain white or cream sheet of paper.
12. Avoid adding your photograph on the CV, unless a job role specifically demands so.
To look at a sample CV, and learn how to write one, go to Lesson #1.
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