Fine-tune your tailored CV by revising your opening ‘Profile’ paragraph. You might consider having two or three different versions of this in your master template to choose between. For instance, you may have one version focused on the depth of your knowledge in a one sector, while another might emphasise the breadth of your experience. Ensure that your opening paragraph reflects the expertise and skills specified in the job description or advert. Above all, although it is important to ensure that your CV aligns with the opportunity, it must always serve as a true and accurate reflection of you, and your experience and skills.
One area open to debate is whether you should list your location on your CV. I would suggest that if your location is within commuting distance of the role, you should do so. If you live at some further distance and would be willing to live-away or re-locate for the role, you could omit this from your CV and include this detail in your covering note.
Another question often asked is the advisable length of a CV. Rather than focus on length, I would recommend concentrating instead on the relevance of the details you include. A shorter CV that shows clear alignment of skills and expertise can be as successful, if not more so, than a longer one – a concise CV is in fact one way to ‘stand out’ from the competition.