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10 quick but essential CV tips

All the qualifications and skills in the world will not help you get a job if you don’t know how to write a CV. When squaring up against stiff competition from other job seekers who are just as qualified as you AND know how to write and present a great CV, you will need all the help you can get!

Here are our 10 quick and easy (but essential) CV tips to help you rise to the challenge:

5 personal attributes an employer wants to see on your CV and in the interview

Having the right hard skills, lots of qualifications and a huge amount of work experience will certainly look impressive on your CV. But there are other hidden factors which an employer will not ask for on the job advert.

Your personal attributes are extremely important to an employer, and if you can demonstrate these on your CV and during the interview, you are even more guaranteed of success.