Writing a Winning CV/Resume
Your CV is Your Personal Advertisement
Your CV provides an opportunity to tell an employer about your strengths and that you can meet the requirements of the job being advertised.
It is usually the first impression you make to a perspective employer.
Tips on Writing Your CV
The sole purpose of a CV is to get you an interview.
- It is essentially a sales tool that highlights why you should be interviewed as the first step in progressing your application.
- It is important to differentiate yourself by informatively and consistently marketing your skills and abilities.
- Recruiters receive and peruse dozens and often hundreds of CV’s on behalf of employers to select a shortlist for a particular role.
Your objective is to make your CV so compelling that you are invited for an interview as the preferred candidate for a role.
CV Checklist - We recommend the following structure
- Contact information
- Key skills
- Chronological work history over past 10 years, most recent first
- Technical, project and leadership experience
- Significant achievements and results
- Qualifications, Certifications & Training
Remember to use a cover letter or email to differentiate yourself
- Specify your talents, motivation and availability.
- Close gaps in skills & experience by noting transferable skills or relevant training.
- Elaborate on visa/residency status and availability.
- Use pro-active words.
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