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CV First Aid Kit

How to structure your CV to stand out from the crowd and get noticed

I’ve seen thousands of CVs over the past 17 years.

The vast majority have obviously been done at the last minute, and are simply an activity statement.

They’ve been unremarkable, frequently hard to read and have not helped candidates to stand out.

A well crafted CV will provide invaluable support to an application, or as part of a follow-up to a conversation with someone in your network.

They are absolutely worth investing time in.

But let’s be realistic. Nobody enjoys working on their CV.

So I've created this guide to cover what I consider to be 7 critical points that will help you to stand out.


Nikki Smith
Psychologist & Career Change Coach