7 Tips to Help You a Write a Curriculum Vitae
With 300 people applying for every advertised job you already understand why having a targeted CV is so important. This article is designed to help you to understand what you need to add to your CV to secure more job interviews.
With employers spend around 30 seconds initially “skimming” through your CV, the style of your CV is key; Keep your CV to 1 or 2 pages, use Headings and Breakers to split up the CV text, making it easier for the employer to read.
What to put on a CV
You don’t need to record the word “curriculum vitae” on the CV as employers can tell from the content that your document is a CV. Also delete nationality, DOB and marital status. Record your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address.
The key section on your CV is the personal profile, the personal profile is a short paragraph around 4-5 lines recording all your key skills and qualities that are needed for the job you are applying for. You can use the profile section to target your skills to essential criteria on the job specification. Only record positive statements and key words on the profile.
Keep the employment history brief, there is no need to record an overview of the company as the employer is interested in you and your skills. Record the company name and years worked, add your job title and 4-6 bullet points recording the duties relevant to the new position you are applying for.
Record all your employment history including higher education and in-house training. Add the education establishment, years attended and qualification achieved.
This section should be kept short and is only required to give an overview of your character.
Record “references available on Request” As most employers will only ask for your referees details once you have been offered a position.
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