Writing a CV can be one of the most daunting things for job seekers of all experience levels, but when done correctly, it will be your passport into that new position.

It is thought that many Employers spend less than a minute scanning a CV before putting it in the yes or no pile!  So, how do you demonstrate your talents in a professional way that stand out?

 Regis Recruitment has compiled some tips to help you do just that.

1 – Keep it simple

By this, we mean the format and the font type. You want your potential employer to be focussing on the content rather than trying to figure out what something says because it is in a jazzy font. The layout should be in chronological order starting with your most current job and working backwards. Separate each category and make sure it is easy to read.

2 – Be concise

While it is important to include your key skills and give an overview of your previous and present roles and responsibilities, they do not need to know your life story. A CV should be no longer than two sides of A4 so when writing it, consider what are the most important things you want to get across? Remember to give examples of a time when you have demonstrated a skill to back up what you are saying.

3 – Always be honest

Your aim when writing your CV is to be invited to interview and get the job you are applying for. This means that if you have lied about certain qualifications or experience it is very likely you will get caught out if you reach the next stage of the recruitment process. This can be highly embarrassing and will only result in one outcome – not getting the job and being back at the beginning of your job search.

4 – Ensure it is always up to date

There is no point in even sending an outdated CV to a future employer as it will likely be instantly dismissed. It is always worthwhile keeping your CV up to date when you achieve something in your role as you never know what is around the corner. This will also prevent you from forgetting anything in the long term and will ensure you are highlighting all the positive and unique things you have done.

5 – Tailor each CV to the job you are applying for

Most roles, even within the same industry will have different elements and responsibilities so applying with a generic CV will look lazy and employers are likely to think you are not enthusiastic about their role. Use the job description as the base to be tailoring your CV by referencing specific parts of it. For example, one job may be more sales focussed so give examples of when you have worked in a sales environment. The closer your skills match the job description, the closer you are to getting the job!

6 – Do not leave any gaps in your CV

Try to ensure that you give a clear pathway of your job history. Any unexplained gaps of unemployment will raise a red flag to employers and if you get through to the interview stage, will need to be addressed. It is best to be totally honest if you have been out of work but try to put a positive spin on it. For example: maybe you did some volunteering work during this time or carried out a course to widen your skills, give an indication of how you spent this time.

7 – Check, re check and then check again

Incorrect spelling or grammatical mistakes on your CV will jump out at Employers for all the wrong reasons. Remember, this is the first impression they will get of you so spend extra time checking that everything is perfect. Never add abbreviations or text abbreviations

8 – Always get a second opinion on your CV

It is always best to get someone else to check over your CV as this will reduce the chances of there being any silly mistakes as well as ensuring it is polished and includes all the relevant information.


  • Celebrating 20 Years

    Regis Recruitment is happy to announce that we are celebrating our 20th anniversary in support of customers and workers in the South Wales area.


    Cyflog Byw Cenedlaethol – (NLW) Isafswm Cyflog Cenedlaethol – (NMW) Mae esboniad syml fel a ganlyn: Bydd unrhyw un dros 23 oed yn derbyn y Cyflog Byw Cenedlaethol – (NLW)…


    NATIONAL LIVING WAGE – (NLW) Anyone above the age of 23 will receive the National Living Wage – (NLW) NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE – (NMW) Anyone below the age of 23…

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What other people thought about the service provided by Regis Recruitment

  • Regis Worker
    “I work as an office cleaner (am) and then (pm) at a school as a cleaner for Regis Recruitment. I have always enjoyed the flexibility to work and support my kids. Regis Recruitment treats me well and I would tell my friends to get registered with them.”
    — AM – Cleaner – Newport
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    — JS – Class 1 Driver – Newbridge
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    — Carole W – Cleaner - Cardiff
  • Regis Client
    “We have been supported by Regis Recruitment for the past 4 years with 3.5T Class 2 and Class 2 HIAB drivers in order to cover holidays / courses and sickness. 2 Drivers have successfully transferred over to us on a permanent basis in that period. I have no hesitation in recommending Regis Recruitment for their attention to detail and prompt responses.”
    — BL – Transport Manager – Cwmbran
  • Regis Client
    “It’s always reassuring to speak to the same people at Regis Recruitment and when we ask for staff – they are reliable and upfront about their locally sourced staff, enabling us to make an informed decision quickly.”
    — JK – Site Manager – Aberbargoed
  • Regis Client
    “It’s always reassuring to speak to the same people at Regis Recruitment and when we ask for staff – they are reliable and upfront about their locally sourced staff, enabling us to make an informed decision quickly.”
    — JK – Site Manager – Aberbargoed
  • Regis Client
    “Recently we called Regis Recruitment for a Labourer in London for 4 days. Sonia was instrumental in sourcing a CSCS Labourer the following day – thank you Sonia.”
    — GU – Site Manager Swindon