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Writing Your CV
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Writing Your CV
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Try Red’s CV Template to get an idea of what to include in your own CV, or see their Example CV for a more-in depth look.
Short, Sharp & To The Point
Select the right structure of your CV before starting. The most important information needs to be near the top, such as key skills, achievements and work experience (it needs to attract an audience).
It Needs To Look Good
Your CV needs to stand out and make an impact. Make sure it is uncluttered, with key points clear to spot. Keep sentences short and use bullet points where needed.
Most Recent First
Make sure your employment history is in date order, with the most recent first. Where there are gaps in your employment make sure you explain why there are gaps and give your reason.
List your job duties beneath each position. List your achievements, responsibilities and results. You can even talk about your results, when you have made a positive impact on the outcome.
Breathe Some Life Into It
The employer wants to know the person behind the CV, they want to see a real person with real traits, are you motivated? Determined? Enthusiastic? Goal driven? A team player? Make sure you paint a picture of your personality.
Not So Many Lists
Include specific skills, such as languages, administrative or computing skills, in a separate section in your CV.
Always check for errors, have it proof read by a friend; make sure you do a spelling and grammar check. If there are errors then this will give a bad impression.
Your CV doesn’t have to be the same for every application, if you are applying for different roles then adapt your CV to fit the job role. Prepare two or three versions to archive.
Present yourself well and be truthful, by all means use ‘power’ words to market your experience and knowledge but do not embellish the truth, this could come back to haunt you and in turn cost you the role.
Send A Covering Letter
Always send a cover letter (unless stated not to), use this letter to point out certain aspects of your CV or experience that is relevant to the job role you are applying for.
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