How To Create An Effective CV
Aim to produce a document that is a maximum of two pages with the aim of providing key details and information, but which also is brief and catches the eye of the recruiter.
The following sections are a MUST for any effective CV:
- Personal Profile: Tell employers about your personality, the job you are seeking and the reasons behind this.
- Qualifications: List the highest first and include the dates when they were awarded.
- Skills: Bullet-point the skills you have acquired, at school, college, university and from your working experiences.
- Work History: give highlights of your career to date especially focusing in upon the responsibilities this involved, staff you have managed, budget spends, operational duties and any special duties.
- Qualifications: list the highest first and include the dates when they were awarded.
- Hobbies and Interests: Tell the recruiter how you like to spend your free time and any goals you have set yourself to achieve that you are working on for the future.
- References: You do not have to provide them on your CV however you may need to do this further down the line of the recruitment process.
The aim of a good CV is to get the recruiter interested so that you get an interview – this is the first hurdle to get over, then it is down to how you communicate on the day.
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