7 Writing CV Tips

7 Writing CV Tips

With 7 writing CV tips, you can’t go wrong 


Do you want to write a perfect Writer CV that lands you the dream job you have always wanted? Use the 7 Writing CV Tips I will share with you. On top of that some hints and tips for writing a perfect resume. Although writing a resume is often mistaken for writing a CV, the two are quite different.


The similarities between a writing  CV and a writing resume

  1. A resume and a CV serve the same purpose.
  2. A resume and a CV are both relevant for job applications.
  3. When you are writing a CV or a resume, they must be matched with the job specification you are applying for.

While a resume plays an important role to promote your skills, you always remember to make it as concise as possible and to use it for specific job targeting.

The recommended length must be at least
2-3 pages. 


Writing Help For Writing a CV

Tips for a writer resume

Make sure your resume carries a summary of your education, work history, credentials, accomplishments and skills. 
Sections that are optional include the resume objective and career summary statement. 

Use a writing style and formatting that makes your resume look professional and concise. You can achieve this by making use of bullet lists.


How to write a great Writer CV?

You may have wondered why you are not getting the jobs you have been applying for all along. Having a good CV that sells your skills and expertise will lead you to the job you have always dreamt of.


In this post, I’m going to share with you some CV writing tips so that you can write a great CV including advice to help you write a perfect cover letter. Also, the key things to avoid.


Writing a Good CV 

With good advice, anyone is capable of writing a good CV that will land them the right job. Did you know you can tell the difference between a good CV from a bad one?


People can tell the difference between the two. The clue is which method has the ability to sell you. Basically, a good CV must give an overview of your skills, experience and education. A good CV must do its job to market your skills and get you an interview.


9 things to include in your professional Writer CV

A CV has to be detailed, unlike a resume. A CV must include information in relation to your contact details, personal profile, education and career history. Both paid work experience or volunteer work which is unpaid, are relevant. 

You start writing your CV with the most recent going back as far as 5-8 years. Don’t forget to highlight your achievements in terms of courses and awards. 

Briefly mention your hobbies and social skills. Lastly, say something along these lines: ‘References are available on request.’

Mistakes to avoid

  1. Never write your date of birth, nationality, marital status, national insurance number and passport number.
  2. Do not include your photograph unless requested.
  3. Never write down referees names and personal details due to data protection reasons.
  4. Never list the name of your husband or close relative as referees.
  5. You may need to alter your email address and phone voicemail greeting to be more professional.
  6. Your CV should have your name in bold and clearly laid out at the top of the document.
  7. Don’t write ‘CV’ at the top. What matters most is having your name. And your name is what should be remembered.

Check out Writing CV Examples


Cover letter tips

The purpose of a cover letter is to inform the company you are interested in working for them. Also, to show the employer that you have the ability to carry out the job.


  1. Perfect Cover Letter Introduction.
  2. In the introduction, specify which role you are applying for and how you heard about the job.
  3. State any documents you have enclosed. Keep the opening paragraph simple.
  4. Second Paragraph – write why you are interested in the role or the organisation. Highlight your skills and the experience relating to the job using key requirements you can find in the job specification. You can use an extra paragraph to explain any gaps in your CV exist.
  5. Conclusion. End Positively. Thank them for taking time out to read your cover letter and CV.

At the end write
I look forward to hearing from you soon. Yours Sincerely(sincerely is used when you have addressed them personally by their first names).

Yours Faithfully (If you don’t know their name and have used Sir/Madam. 


Sample Cover Letter 

Key points to remember.  

  1. A letter is like a salesman. If the appearance is not attractive, potential customers will not give it a chance.
  2. Every letter must be pleasing in appearance and form.
  3. Start a new paragraph for every new idea. There is no justification for having only one paragraph if the letter is conveying more than one idea.
  4. Readability – does your letter look inviting and easy to read?
  5. Be clear and concise. To achieve this, have your facts clearly in mind before you start to write.
  6. Keep your letters grammatically correct in order to come across in a clear way to the other person.
  7. Use a professional email address.

To get more information, hints and tips and professional guidance so that you to make informed decisions in terms of learning, training and work opportunities, please visit the National Careers Service official website.


If you have any questions in relation to my post 7 Writing CV Tips, please leave them below. I am more than happy to answer as soon as I can.




9 Comments to “7 Writing CV Tips”

  1. Joana says:

    Great Post! Straight to the point! I interviewed over few thousand people in my previous carrier. And it is amazing how you can prejudge a person, and form an opinion about them when you are reading their CV, even though you have never met them. I remember having a laugh reading emails, like cooljohn or sexychris and etc…:)
    And yes, i do not think that a photo is needed at all. I seen some funny photos too. You kind of think that a person went on a modeling shooting to do a CV.

    1. Femia says:

      Thank you, Joana, for your invaluable comment, knowing that you have had first hand experience in conducting interviews.

  2. Jay says:

    Thanks for the reference tips. I just might have used my wife as a reference if you hadn’t said so! I have had the same job for years now, and I thought it was time for something new. The problem was, my resume was still the same old one!

    1. Femia says:

      Hello, Jay, I appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedule to leave some comments.
      I am glad to hear that you managed to benefit something out of my post. That is kind of you. Thanks once again for stopping by.

  3. Buzztime says:

    Thanks a lot for the post.Really thank you! Much obliged.

    1. Femia says:

      Hello, thank you for leaving some comments. I am glad you found this post, ‘Best CV Tips’ useful.

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    1. Femia says:

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