#1 DON’T copy the job description onto your CV.
#2 DO personalize your CV!
#3 DON’T be vague!
#4 DO quantify your achievements and your work.
Using data in your CV is the easy way to showcase your achievements in a minimal amount of space. It shows clearly what impact your job has had on the team, the company or the business.
#5. DON’T cram every bit of CV space with information.
#6. DO make your CV readable.
#7. DON’T use a pink or a starry night background for your CV (true story)
Comic Sans is never a good idea! Always use a professional and easy to read font!
#8. DO add the location-relevant information at the top of your CV
You're looking to relocate to the city where the job you've applied for is based, mention it under your contact information.
Leave the mystery out!
#9 DON’T use a generic CV for every job you apply for.
#10 DO tailor your CV to the role you’re applying for.
Ideally, use them in context with your quantified achievements: "Used Mailchimp to run an email marketing campaign with X amount of participants, that had an open-rate of X% and generated X marketing leads for the sales team."
#11 DON’T put a photo, your age, your PPS/social security number, your marital status, the number of children you have on your CV.
#12 DO ensure that your contact details (email address AND phone number) are correct.
#13 DON’T bother writing a Summary or Personal Statement.
It’s also a massive risk if you’ve forgotten to tailor it to the job. If your objective states that you want an “in-house recruiter” role but you’ve applied for a “sales executive”, it’s a deal breaker.
If you insist on writing something, make it an Objective that you tailor to the job you're applying for. Name the job title and your top 3 achievements that makes you relevant for this job.