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How to create the perfect CV

Posted on June 2, 2018 at 6:52 am

Contrary to popular belief that a CV is supposed to get you the job, it is only supposed to convince an employer to grant you an interview. So, how do you write a great CV? Consider the following guidelines:

  1. Personal attributes.

Indicate your full name, your contacts (email addresses and phone numbers) and address.

  1. Career objective.

Provide a quick overview of your skills and a clear indication of the position you are looking to fill.

  1. Education and professional background.

Incorporate the most recent and highest qualification down to the lowest. Include the institution, years of study and grade.

  1. Work Experience.

Begin with the most recent and continue in reverse sequence of dates. Include the organisations, job titles, responsibilities, job duration and the job achievements.

  1. Training.

Include a special set of skills you possess such as foreign languages or computer skills.

  1. Referees.

Incorporate at least two referees, their contacts and their relation to you. Make sure to inform them about the inclusion.

  1. Hobbies.

Although optional, it is recommended to include off-work activities you enjoy doing. This helps enhance your individual aspects.

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