Writing a CV: 7 tips

1. TAILOR YOUR CV TO THE POSITION YOU ARE APPLYING FOR 

You should personalise your CV according to the situation and the specific needs of the company. That way, you will more easily attract the attention of the recruiter and stand out from other applicants. Highlight certain key skills and experiences that are relevant to the vacancy.

2. PROVIDE YOUR FULL DETAILS 

In order for the employer to be able to contact you, it is essential to give your name, address, phone number and the social media accounts that you are registered on. This will give you a better chance of landing an interview!

3. WRITE A PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY 

You can write a 3-4 line summary of your CV which provides a quick run-down of your career.
This section will allow you to link up your skills and personality with the firm to which you are applying.

4. HIGHLIGHT YOUR SKILLS _ USE KEYWORDS 

The first things that employers look fore are the keywords illustrating your skills. Give full details of your technical skills, but don’t forget your “soft skills”. This will allow the employer to get a clear idea of your qualities and aptitudes and assess whether they correspond to their expectations.

5. GIVE DETAILS OF YOUR EMPLOYMENT HISTORY 

This part must be both accurate and relevant. The reader must be able to find all the information they are looking for. For each experience, provide dates, the name of the company and the job position you occupied. Then list your tasks and assignments for each position.

6. LIST YOUR EDUCATION HISTORY PRECISELY AND CLEARLY 

Your education should be dated and listed in inverse chronological order: from the highest qualification to the lowest.
This information will help the employer ascertain whether you are still a student or if you have been on the job market for several years.

7. SAVE YOUR CV UNDER A SUITABLE FILE NAME 

Don’t forget that when you apply for a job, the employer will receive thousands of applications. To stand out from the competition and help them sort applicants easily, we recommend that you save your CV under the following format: FirstName.LastName_Role Title.

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