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#1 » by Merlino (m) (β850) » March 21st, 2017, 7:44 am

Getting your layout right on your CV is crucial to your whole job search campaign, as all sections of your CV need to work together as a team.
There is no standard format for how a CV should be presented. What might work perfectly for one person may not be the best CV layout for another.
Below is the format I use often that have worked perfectly for majority of my clients;
1. Name and Contact Details: Your full name and contact details should be positioned at the very top of your CV, so that employers and recruiters can immediately see them. Your mobile phone number and email address should be listed, as employers / recruiters may need to contact you quickly to arrange an interview.
2. Profile / Summary: Immediately after your contact details, a short profile should be written at the top of your CV. Employers frown at generic profiles; make yours stand out by focusing on your most relevant skills, experience and talents, highlighting the reasons why employers should interview you. Sell yourself using words and phrases that can grab the employers' attention and make you sound like the perfect candidate for the job position.
3. Work Experience/ Achievements: If you're not a current student or recent graduate, when you might list qualifications first, your work experience should be listed next. Enlist jobs in reverse chronological order, starting with your most recent job first. If you've worked in a lot of places/positions, no need listing them all. The last couple of jobs and your last 10 years of experience are the ones employers are mostly interested in. When writing about each job, there won't be space for everything. Focus on creating skill-centered bullet points, stating how you've made a difference and added value.

It's vital that you include as many achievements / results as you can after each job you listed and make the contents engaging and interesting to read. Always identify relevant achievements that show how you have used your skills and experience to add value and make a difference. Recent graduates (current students) can include achievements that relate to their degree, projects, clubs / societies etc.

4. Education / Qualifications: Education and qualification are normally listed after work history, but If you are a recent graduates and current students you can include this section before work experience/achievements.

Include Bachelor degrees, masters and PhDs. Once you have these qualifications, lesser qualifications like O’ Level Certificate can be omitted
5. Relevant Training Courses: Relevant professional training courses, seminars, workshops, can be included if you still have space etc
6. Hobbies / Interests: If have been working for a number of years, only include hobbies and interests if there is space and you have something interesting to list. Fresh graduates or current students can list leadership or committee roles like event organizer etc.
7. REFERENCES: Only include references if they are recommended on job advert. If not, you can omit it to save space. Note, CV should be maximum of two pages.

For employers to invite you to an interview, you need to clearly demonstrate in your CV that you are the best candidate for the job. Sell yourself as strongly as possibly, as you may be competing against 100s of applicants, hence you must give employers a compelling reason to interview you rather than the other applicants.

For any question or help, drop your inquiries or contact perfectcva2z@gmail.com



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#2 » by ItuGlobal (β3208) » September 6th, 2018, 5:21 am

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