Suggested CV Layout

 

Personal Details:

  • Include your full name, address, email and telephone number(s)

Personal statement:

  • A summary of who you are, what you specialise in and what your key strengths are (basically a short version of a cover letter).

Education and Qualifications:

  • In reverse chronological order list qualifications and grades achieved. Also, state where you studied.

Professional Qualifications:

  • List any professional qualifications and work-related training. Employers take an interest in what you have achieved in your career.

Employment History:

  • Starting with your most recent employment, list the company name, your title, level of responsibilities and the start and end dates.
  • If appropriate, briefly describe the company you are currently employed with and elaborate on your duties and achievements.
  • Additionally, highlight some impressive and significant points of your career.

Interests and References:

  • Interests demonstrate your life outside work and employers are keen to see you as a person. Be concise, honest and prepared to discuss the information at an interview.

Always read your CV and meticulously check for spelling mistakes, don’t just rely on spellcheck as autocorrect can often change one word to a completely different one! Make sure it is clear and concise and is a positive marketing tool.