Your CV is a tool with one purpose: to gain an interview.
It should present you in the best possible light and convince a prospective employer that you have what it takes to be successful in this specific position or career. You don't have much time to impress with your CV - research shows that employers scan, rather than read, CVs - so to make sure it stimulates interest, follow these basic tips.
You don't have much time to impress with your CV - research shows that employers scan, rather than read, CVs- so to make sure it stimulates interest.
- Avoid coloured paper or type, fancy fonts, photographs or clever delivery approaches
- Be truthful and don't be afraid to sell your skills
- Keep the look simple and make your point quickly
- Use the past tense and choose strong action verbs
- Avoid speaking about yourself in the third person
- Avoid jargon and acronyms that other people might not understand
- Tailor your resume for each specific application
- Include the company profile of the organisations that you have worked for
- Make your CV results oriented: give proof to back up your capability statements.
- Personal Information: Include your name, full address, telephone numbers (day/evening/mobile) and email address.