CV Best Practice
Making Your CV Work Harder
The experience of successfully placing candidates in differing vacancies and disciplines enables us to give your CV real stand out. So while we’ll work with you to achieve that goal, it’s still worthwhile checking your CV against the following general best-practice tips.
Use 4 clear sections – Under the headings of Education, Legal Experience, Relevant Non-legal Experience and Interests.
Focus – Highlight your client, cases and work history clearly and concisely. Describe the clients’ activities to show your expertise in those areas.
Business development – Give details of marketing activities you’ve been involved with - networking events, seminars and breakfast meetings, for instance.
Interests - Detailing your personal interests gives your potential employer a broader view of your character and your potential fit with the firm’s culture. And if it happens that you share an interest with your interviewer, so much the better!
Take a look at our tips on CV best practice - the pro-forma is particularly useful for refining your CV’s content and presentation.