The tips here are adapted for PhD applications, but they cut across the board for both academic and non-academic applications.
#1 Keep it short
The best way to apply for any position is to put yourself in the shoes of the person assessing your application. They probably have thousands of applicants to go through and they are almost certainly doing this on top of their regular workload.
In other words, they do not have the time to go through a ten-page manifesto listing every single skill you have ever applied and every single activity you ever took part in. Draw a line at two pages of well spaced-out and formatted text – you are more likely to draw the interest of your readers and to keep their attention! Continue reading “10 tips to get your CV in shape”