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CV Best Practice

Our experience and contact with employers mean we understand what makes a CV most effective. We’ll work with you to make yours work its hardest for you, but in the meantime, take a look at these guidelines to start fine-tuning your CV.

Simplicity is Crucial

Limit content to 4 sections – Including Education, Legal Experience, Relevant Non-Legal Experience and Interests.

Concise content – Give examples of the cases and work you’ve handled, and list the clients and their activities to show expertise in those areas.

Show you’re a business builder – It’s good to demonstrate you have been promoting your existing firm, so highlight your part in any marketing activities or events such as breakfast meetings, seminars, networking and the like.

Interests - This can communicate the kind of person you are, allowing potential employers to get a fuller picture of your personality.


Our pro-forma CV will be particularly useful in helping make your application stand out.

Speak to one of our consultants about making your CV the best it can be.

Click the link to Meet the Team , and contact your consultant to take advantage of their expertise