How to Create a Good CV
Your CV should accomplish 3 things;
1. Create a good first impression
2. Clearly detail your experience and achievements
3. Secure an interview
CV FORMAT -What it should include;
Your Personal Details
Put your title and full name, address, phone/mobile numbers and email address at the top of the page
A Personal Profile
A professional short snapshot about you, your key strengths, skills, qualities and experience including a brief of what you are looking for and future aspirations, using positive words that will make you appeal to the recruiter
If relevant, list some work related achievements and competencies relating to the position that will make you stand out. Keep it short and concise.
Start with the most recent first and work backwards. If you have a long work history with lots of short term temporary positions then summarise them. Put the company name & nature of its business, your position and accurate from and to dates. Then list the key duties & responsibilities in bullet format making it easy to read. Don’t include reasons for leaving each job on your CV but be prepared to answer this at interview.
Education / Qualifications
Put these in date order listing the most recent first, putting your highest grade of each qualification first. Don’t detail all GCSE’s unless you have left education in recent years, just summarise them.
IT / Software Skills
State your IT skills and experience here along with your level of proficiency i.e basic, good or excellent for each.
Bullet point anything relevant here such as, clean driving licence and car owner, Visa Details, Language skills, voluntary / charity / fundraising projects you are involved in, first aider etc
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