There are a million ways to write a CV.

Here’s the most straightforward way to stand out and make it easier for recruiters and prospective employers to really understand your experience and skill set.

Your CV is obviously your first chance to make a strong impression, so your consultant at TSR LEGAL will work closely with you to make sure it works as hard as it can to get you the first interview.

However, there are a few ‘TSR rules’ in CV writing, so it’s definitely worth checking out the following points.

Be Prepared, Keep it Simple

Present your content in 4 clear sections:

– Education
– Legal Experience
– Relevant non-legal Experience
– Interests

Before you send your CV for a specific role, remember the following:

1. Research the company – visit their website to get all the information you can on the company’s activities

2. Keep it relevant – list all your experience in bullet form, but go into more detail on areas that have relevance to the vacancy you’re applying for. Take a long look at all your CV’s content to make sure it’s as relevant as possible to the vacancy.

3. Keep it factual – don’t be tempted to over-claim or exaggerate your experience – there’s nothing worse than being caught out in an interview!

4. The personal factor – giving details of you interests outside of work gives an insight into your personality and how you will fit in terms of the company’s culture.

You can see how keeping it simple is the easiest way to stand out. This structure will give you a nice clean template that will stand out in front of recruiters and potential employers.

If you would like some assistance in structuring your CV for your next legal career move, you can speak to one of our specialist Legal Recruitment Consultants  who will be more than happy to help you do this.

You can call us directly on: 02920 388100 or email us via: info@tsr-legal(dot)co(dot)uk.