CV Month - The dos and the don’ts

6th June 2017 by Joanna (Edited by Isabella Gelston)

CV Month - The dos and the don’ts

There is probably more advice online about writing a CV than there are pictures of cats…..ok maybe not quite, but there are a lot!

But somehow we still find the same mistakes being made on many of the CV’s we receive, so being CV month here at Twist, we have put together a handy set of Dos and Don’ts for you to peruse as you perfect your CV.

• Don’t put a picture of you on your CV -The first impression that your future boss should have is of your achievements and ability to do the job, not what you look like!

If you want to add a personal touch, there is always the opportunity to show off your interests in the skills section of the CV.

• Think about what you put here, some examples of things that should NOT be included are below:

“I like to watch TV.”

“The fastest way to my heart is through my headphones.”

“You don’t want to know.”

• Make sure to include all of your contact details - it's always important to provide the employer with as much information as possible.

• Think about the order in which you format your CV; make sure you structure your information around what is important for the role and where you are in your career.

• Thoroughly check your grammar and spellings! A second pair of eyes is always helpful, so why not get a friend or family member to proof read your CV!


• DO ask for help! If you aren’t sure about something, let us know! Our consultants are more than happy to offer you advice on your CV during the recruitment process.

Make your CV stand out from the crowd! Get in touch today and have a chat with one of our experienced consultants about your job search - Call us on 0203 603 4090 or drop us an email with your CV to


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