Below are in general the most often asked questions while writing the CV; so here we present few important tips to help you write a better CV to grab the attention of the recruiter
How long should a CV be? - Ideally be no longer than two sides of A4
What should be included in the CV? -
- Contact Details - include full name, address, mobile phone number and email address;
- Education - list and date all previous education, placing the most recent highest up the page. Include any professional qualifications;
- Skills - for example, the ability to work in a team, manage people, customer service skills, or specific IT skills;
- Work Experience - this can be internships, voluntary roles or previous jobs. Add the most recent/relevant positions and job role involved;
- Referees - two people who can provide positive comments on your previous employment or experiences.
What should be excluded in the CV? -
- Photograph - include full name, address, mobile phone number and email address;
- Date of birth or place of birth - list and date all previous education, placing the most recent highest up the page. Include any professional qualifications;
Do write a cover letter -
- You should always include a cover letter unless the employer states otherwise. It will enable you to personalize your application to the job.
- You can draw attention to a particular part of your CV, disclose a disability or clarify gaps in your work history, if any
What are the consequences of writing false impressions in CV? -