CV Checklist

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Have you got everything you need on your CV? If you aren’t sure if your CV has everything an employer would want to see, then use our simple checklist to find out.

Answer yes or no to each question where Yes = 1 and No = 0. Add up your score and see how your CV is doing!

CV Heading

  • CV is titled with your name rather than ‘Curriculum Vitae’ in a clear highlighted font that is easy to read?

Yes

No

Personal Details

  • Address and telephone numbers easy to find?

Yes

No

  • Email address that you check regularly and is professional sounding?

Yes

No

Personal Profile

  • Is it no longer than 4 sentences?

Yes

No

Skills

  • Skills included?

Yes

No

  • You have demonstrated with brief examples of how these skills were used in a work context?

Yes

No

  • Skills you have highlighted match those skills stated in the job description?

Yes

No

  • Is it a short, punchy statement highlighting your current situation, outlining your future career plans and is specifically targeted for each job?

Yes

No

Education

  • Start and end dates given for each educational institution?

Yes

No

  • Name of each institution attended?

Yes

No

  • Indication of actual or expected degree classification?

Yes

No

 Experience

  • Details start with your most recent experience and work back?

Yes

No

  • Start and end dates given?

Yes

No

  • Name of the company/organisation?

Yes

No

  • Nature of company/organisation?

Yes

No

  • Job Title?

Yes

No

  • Included your accomplishments in each role?

Yes

No

Interests

  • Focus on interests that demonstrate most the skills and abilities required by the job?

Yes

No

 References

  • Referee’s name?

Yes

No

  • Referee’s job title?

Yes

No

  • Contact address?

Yes

No

  • Contact telephone number?

Yes

No

  • Referees have agreed to provide references for this application?

Yes

No

CV Appearance

  • The CV is no more than 2 pages long?

Yes

No

  • The CV is word-processed?

Yes

No

  • You have used quality white or neutral paper?

Yes

No

  • You have used a neutral web-safe font like Arial?

Yes

No

  • You have supported statements with specific examples wherever possible?

Yes

No

  • You have used phrases throughout that indicate your enthusiasm for the job?

Yes

No

  • Someone has proof read your CV for spelling and grammatical errors.

Yes

No

So how did you do?

25 – 30 Your CV is in pretty good shape. We would recommend you get your CV assessed by a CV writer who will be able to recommend enhancements that will take your CV to the next level.

15 – 24 Your CV needs refining. You have the basics in place, which is a great start, now you need to make your CV work more effectively for you.

0 – 14 You scored lower than 15 meaning that your CV is in poor shape and not up the standard that an employer would expect to receive. Your CV will be failing you in job applications and we recommend that you contact one of our CV writers at CK Futures immediately.

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