A CV is essentially a marketing tool that gives you the opportunity to sell yourself and your abilities to a Company. Your CV should clearly show strengths and experiences that are most relevant to the job you are applying for. Your CV must impress the Company and hiring manager to secure an interview.
Add your name, phone number and email address to the top of your CV so you can be contacted.
List your key skills or competencies in the top section of your CV, targeting the most relevant soft skills required. Applying unique personal selling points will ensure these few lines pop off the page and keep the reader interested.
Your CV must have a good personal statement, detailing your relevant skills and experience. Highlight your value to the employer and why you would be a good fit for the role.
List your jobs starting with your most recent employer, state your job title, your employers name and the dates you were employed to and from. Start with a high level summary, then list bullet pointed responsibilities and end with some key achievements.
List your education starting with the highest education first. Include where you studied and school name, level of qualification and result or grade awarded.
No need to list these, just write ‘References available upon request’