How do I get my CV or application noticed?

Keep it simple, concise, easy to read and focused on selling your skills.

The challenge is to do all this while making it more appealing and attractive than the rest. The most important thing is that it looks professional and clear – keep it accurate and avoid grammatical errors, spelling mistakes or typos.

Presentation and order is important so that we can absorb key points quickly.

Even if you’ve had a long career, a CV should not be longer than two A4 pages – think carefully about the words and phrases you use.

Consider the typeface, colour, headings, capital letters and positioning. We’re not going to be prescriptive about this, just make sure it looks clear and professional and that it doesn’t distort when viewed on a variety of software platforms.

Finally, make sure you fully research and understand the role you’re applying for, so that you’re fully committed and qualified before submitting an application or CV.