The fundamental idea behind a CV is a piece of paper to convey your skills, experience and reasoning as to why you have the potential to succeed in the role you are applying for.
As a general role, a CV should be no more than 2 pages, unless you have extensive experience that is relative to the potential employer.
Your CV should have a simple layout and be easy to read – ensure you use ample spacing so your wording isn’t cramped together forming long paragraphs.
Ensure everything you write in your CV is true and accurate. Most employers will ask questions at interview based on your CV so you need to be sure you can elaborate on all areas
Your CV should contain the following information:
- Personal Details
- Short profile highlighting key skills and your career goals
- Employment information (most recent first)
- Education information
- Qualifications and training undertaken
- Any other information relevant to the position you’re applying for
It is really important to use your CV to convey and market yourself to a prospective employer. Use example situations including problems you faced, how you overcame them, what techniques you used and how you measured the success of the situation. Ensure you use relevant examples that a prospective employer can relate to.