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CV Writing

The CV – Passport to a better future.

A CV should be a carefully crafted document; after all it is a direct representation of you and the springboard toward the selection process. When constructing a CV consider these points;

OBJECTIVE – What are you trying to achieve?
  • Create interest and gain an interview.
  • Provide personal information.
  • Present a career history, state academic and vocational achievements.
  • Match your experience to the job vacancy.
STYLE – Look good, Attract attention.
  • Place information in logical sequence.
  • Be concise, but don’t skip on detail.
  • Use design to make an impression.
  • Be proud of the finished product.
CONTENT – What to include.
  • Personal details, Contact information, date of birth, marital status.
  • Education summary, Secondary and Higher plus any vocational training.
  • Job Summary, Use bullet points, Company name, Job Title, Dates of employment, Nature of business, your role and responsibilities.
  • Successes are any significant achievements.
SEQUENCE – Make it flow.
  • Personal Details.
  • Work history in reverse chronological order, most recent first.
  • Academic achievements.
  • Brief reference to interests and hobbies.
AVOID – The common slip ups!
  • Being boring, don’t go on and on and on and on.
  • Make sure dates match up, don’t leave gaps.
  • Don’t put salary or package details on your CV.
  • Try not to go over 2 A4 sheets.
  • Do not use pictures or unnecessary graphs, boxes or charts.
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