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CV Best Practice

Alium CV guidelines and further advice from The CV Experts

Follow our guidance to ensure your CV gives us - and potential clients - the information needed to find the right assignments for you.

  • Write a chronological CV - start with your most recent role and work backwards
  • Keep the format simple - avoid overly fussy layouts, tables or columns. Present your CV in a simple Word format so that it can be easily read
  • Keep it short - do not send a CV that is longer than 4-5 pages. Clients will simply not have the time to spend reading through overly lengthy CVs
  • Include your contact details - make sure you include at least your mobile number, home telephone and an email address.
  • Include a profile statement - distil in a short paragraph your core skills and experience. It is a key marketing tool and the first statement a client will read about you.
  • Outline your previous roles - detail your achievements, key accomplishments and focus on tangible results.
  • Include details about your previous employers - be clear about what the business does, whether you worked for the Group or a Division and the company’s turnover. Languages - only indicate where you are fluent or can converse in a language for business purposes.
  • Summarise education and qualifications - list only those that are relevant to employers today, including degrees, business or professional qualifications.
Still unsure? Talk to The CV Experts...

Our partners, The CV Experts, are authors of bespoke CVs, LinkedIn profiles and cover letters for Interim Management and Consultancy professionals.

They deploy a one-to-one consultative approach to create impeccable, career-marketing tools to put your best foot forward. To contact them, visit their website www.thecvexperts.com or call them on 0208 269 1264.


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