CV Preparation - Top Tips
- Make sure your CV is tailored specifically to the job you are applying for
- Highlight areas of your experience to capture the specific requirements for the job
- Make mention to other skills, qualifications or attributes relevant to the role
- Ensure your document is clearly presented and easy to follow
- Ensure you provide dates for each employment
- Present the information in the correct order - current role first and work backwards
- Ideally keep your CV to a maximum of 2 pages
Most importantly, use the following format/headings for your CV to make sure you don't miss anything out.
- Personal Details – full name, address, date of birth, marital status, contact number and email
- Employment History – start with current and work backwards, must include job title, employer name and dates
- Educational History (If relevant - depending on your age)
- Core Skills – for example confident with Microsoft Office applications, or specifically PowerPoint or Excel, ability to speak a 2nd language
- Additional Qualification or Achievements (not directly related to the role for which you are applying but none the less relevant, showcasing transferable skills) For example are you involved with fundraising work, or are you the secretary of your local riding club, it demonstrates your social network which maybe relevant for the role.
- Hobbies and Interests