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Curriculum Vitae

A good CV is vital for getting that all important job.

First Impressions

A good CV is what is going to get you an interview with a potential employer, it is a guide to your education and employment history, it should contain enough information to secure an interest in you and your ability but not too much information that you have nothing further to discuss during an interview, try to keep it to a maximum of three pages, ideally two pages.

Content

Your CV should be clear and concise and the content should only be true facts.

  • Start with a profile about yourself, using key words about your skills and personality. Thinking about what makes you unique. You need to show that you are better than the rest of the applicants applying for the job
  • Next is your education and further training/qualifications, this includes the IT skills you have, also remember that some potential employers might want to see copies of certificates etc.
  • Employment history should include the Company name, dates of employment and job function, write an brief paragraph about your overall function in the job and then bullet point your duties.
  • You may want to finish your CV with details about your interests and hobbies
  • Ensure that your CV has no spelling or grammatical mistakes, get someone else to proof read it prior to sending it out to potential employers
  • Remember to keep your CV up to date, adding any new skills and jobs as you go along. 
  • Don't forget to update you LinkedIn profile

For professional advice on how to create a winning CV that gets you the job contact Andy http://www.thechameleon.org