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CV Tips

Your CV is your sales tool. Make it work for you.

Despite what many people say, there are no rules or set formats for writing a CV. Your career is unique, your skill set is unique and your personality is unique. So logically, your CV will be unique too.

Here we offer some tips that may help you present your CV in the way that it will be noticed, and hopefully get you that interview.

Layout & Content

Ensure all the important information is on Page 1:

  • Personal details ( name, address, email, telephone, nationality, etc.)
  • Position sought / Career statement. A brief description of who you are and what you are looking for.
  • Academic / Industry Qualifications - List any relevant qualifications including the year and location where they were awarded.
  • Technical / Business summary - depending on your focus. List your Technical / business skills, applications, languages etc.

Next you can include your employment history:

  • Give detail on recent employment.
  • Start with the most recent and list in reverse chronological order.
  • If your employer is not well known, include a brief summary of the nature of the business.
  • Include dates and type of contract.
  • Highlight your role, your objectives and any particular achievements & successes (always use a recognized job title).
  • List all relevant tools & technologies you used.
  • For work history more than 10 years old, only include a brief summary to save time and space.