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CV Tips

How to draft an effective CV

In essence a well-thought out and succinctly compiled CV tells your prospective employer all they need to know about you from a professional standpoint and whether you have the right skill set, attitude and personality for the job.

CV Outline

  • Personal Information. Only provide the essentials here like your name, age and contact details.
  • Education and Qualifications. Start with your most recent and work backwards. List your qualifications, where you obtained them, the date you qualified and any other academic achievements.
  • Work Experience: Again start with your most recent work experience, being sure to include duration of your tenure, responsibilities and tasks and contact person. Jobs that have relevance to the one you are applying for is obviously important and should be highlighted.
  • Skills: Include computer skills, different languages spoken and any other training you might have undertaken.
  • Hobbies and interests: Keep this fairly brief; its purpose is to show your work/life balance.
  • References: Include the current details of previous employers who have agreed to give you references or letters of recommendation. You may list these as “available on request”.

Length and Format

  • Ideally a CV should be no longer than 2 pages.
  • Content should be relevant and clearly and concisely presented.
  • Use bullet points where possible for easier reference.
  • Use multiple, not single, spacing.

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