National Insurance Numbers

Only include your NI number if you want to fall victim to identity theft. Presumably that is not top of you list so leave it out! It is totally unnecessary on a CV and as more and more people put their CVs onto on-line databases it poses a severe threat to your financial health.

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What font to use?

We see many CVs that use some weird and wonderful fonts. This is fine if you are applying for jobs in the media or creative spheres, but for any other type of industry, the plainer the better. Arial is fine, as is Trebuchet MS and Verdana or Calibri. You should vary the font size to emphasise certain parts of your CV and make sure you […]

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Email Addresses

If you have had your email address for a number of years then the odds are that you chose it when in your mid-teens. What seemed witty and amusing then can look downright ridiculous now. We see email addresses like “crazychick1972@hotmail.com”, “daftasabrush1981@yahoo.com”. You get the idea. If you have an email address like this on your CV it can really work against you. Get a […]

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