Updating my cv

You can either give details of your previous employers here (their name, job title and phone number) or just write 'References available on request'.If you put someone's details here make sure you've checked with them that they're happy with this as your potential employer could call them without telling you.Remember that sophisticated or highly aesthetic CV’s may impress, but should not detract from the data you would like to get across. This is a paragraph or two at the beginning of the CV that acts like an executive summary of your governance experience, and indicates your board room style and strengths.It is useful to note your behavioural/emotional intelligence skills.

I went with a professional black & white look with a slightly de-saturated photograph.

That's why it's crucial to get it right from the start.

To help you see what kind of information to include on your CV here is our guide.

A governance CV is a different proposition from an executive CV.

Governance skills, experience, training and relevant memberships should be prominent to demonstrate you are a governance professional. Use a plain clear font – do not reduce text size to make your CV appear shorter.

The emphasis is on the typography, the font’s are free and packaged into the download, alternatively if you just want to get your grubby fingers on these lovely free fonts, (which are also CSS3 compatible / allowed ) you can grab Raleway (The thin font) or Bebas Neue here (Thick Font) The icons used are from Icon Finder, you can download the CV template at the end of this page, enjoy!

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