CV WRITING TIPS

10 Steps To A Successful CV

 

1. Honesty
Be honest and give true information about yourself and your career so far.No need to be boastful or to bluff around as false information will be detected sooner or later.

 

2. Educational Background
Do not forget to mention the institutions from which you obtained a degree, diploma, certificate or any other qualification in your CV. You should also include any special award that you may have received as well as any other noteworthy educational or training achievements.

 

3. Work Experience
Make sure that you provide a full listing of your prior employment experiences. Work experience is very important and you have to make sure there are no unexplained gaps in your employment history.

 

4. Special Skills
List down the special skills that you have. For e.g. if you are talented with computers on one level or another, you need to mention it in your CV.

 

5. Update your CV

Update your CV regularly. Very often candidates have a tendency to forget to update the contact details on their CV and as a result, they are unreachable when a job opportunity arises.

6. Telephone Number & Email Address
Include both your telephone number & email address on your CV. Some employers prefer to contact people via telephone while others rely exclusively on the internet and email to deal with job applicants.

 

7. References
 Include at least 2 referees on your CV or you can mention something like ‘References Furnished Upon Request.’

 

8. Format
Short and concise, a CV should be relevant and presented in a logical and easily digestible manner (Maximum 2 pages). All academic and career path histories should be listed in reverse chronological order so as to emphasize the candidate’s most recent activities. Make use of current formats (e.g. PDF, Word processor) when you have to send an application by email.

 

9. Coloured Paper & Ink
Always use white paper and black print for your CV. Black print on white paper makes reading easier and also gives an impression of seriousness.

 

10. Spelling & Grammar

Make sure your CV is free from spelling and grammatical errors. By submitting a CV that contains spelling, grammatical and typo mistakes, your chance of obtaining an interview is very low. If you have doubts, better ask someone else to double-check your CV.

ALWAYS REMEMBER that your CV is your gold card. With a well prepared CV and by following our CV Writing Tips, you will be better equipped in getting the desired job.

GOOD LUCK!


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