Tuesday, November 09, 2004

The perfect CV?

The perfect CV?


I don’t know if there is a perfect CV and each recruite’’s idea of a perfect CV will be slightly different.  But I can tell you what I like to see.


 


A good CV is one that clearly shows me how well you are suited to the role that y’u’re applying for. 


 


Some easy tips to follow




  • Tailor your CV for each role that you apply for


  • Keep it short and to the point


  • Look critically at every item you include. If you can't immediately see why it's there, take it out


  • When your CV is completed check it carefully for grammatical errors and spelling mistakes and then check it again.  It’s a good idea to get someone else to read over it for you as well

What you should include



  • Name and full contact details including mobile and e-mail address

  • A short career objective or career profile

  • Education and qualifications

  • Relevant work experience

  • Interests, activities and achievements that clearly show skills for the position your applying for

Dont include unless it's been requested




  • Marital Status


  • Age


  • Your photograph


  • Nationality

How to present your CV




  • Type or word processing your CV as black text on a white background


  • Print each page on a separate sheet


  • Keep it plain. Fancy fonts and decorative borders are more of a distraction than a help


  • Make it esy to follow by being consistent with headings and fonts

I hope this helps and I welcome any feedback or questions that you may have.  Zoë and Gre’chen’s site has heaps of great advice regard’ng CV’s so make sure you have a look. 


 


We have a couple of CV templates on our careers site that you can have a look at as well.


 


Thanks JB



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