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To create a great first impression is vital. It is easy to do a well-structured CV which will do more or less the job for you if you follow some simple steps.

To help you with the process use the following guide and we recommend that you follow the order below.

Personal Details

Full name, address, email address and telephone number

Education

When it comes to education you have to make sure that you mention only the most relevant ones to the job role that you are applying for. Yes, that may mean you will have to adjust your CV every time you apply for a different job role, (e.g. if you are applying for a healthcare position, the fact that you got an A+ for history it is completely irrelevant).

Professional Qualifications

Beside the fact that you have to mention the qualification and the awarding institution, don’t forget to mention how and when you obtained it.

Current or Last Employment

It is the most recent job which is of primary interest to a prospective employer. It may therefore be helpful to highlight this in a section of its own and to give more details than for earlier jobs.

Previous Employment History

Jobs should be listed with dates and it is a MUST to mention them in order starting with the current or last one (any gaps in chronology is likely to be questioned). Do not waste space by detailing early and irrelevant jobs. It is recommended to mention not more than 3-4 previous jobs.

Do not state your reasons for leaving each employment on your CV, you should keep this information for interview, also avoid leaving career gaps unanswered; simply state information such as 1999 – 2005: Raising family or June-Dec 2008: Travelling.

Training and Development

As we mentioned before you will probably have more than 1 CV, based on the sectors you are applying for. It is not advisable to give a long list of training courses attended, only the most relevant trainings and/or development information.

Management training courses of a week or more should normally be listed, together with any training in relevant specialist skills.

Personal Interests/Activities

It is not essential to include this section. However, if there are aspects, which provide evidence of relevant knowledge, skills or personality then these are worth listing. Examples might include being a team leader in some after-school activities, running a reading club, captain for a football team or any forms of voluntary work, which demonstrate organisational, leadership and management skills. But again, make sure it’s relevant to the job role. Sometimes an unusual hobby can be worth mentioning, as it will give your CV an interesting feature that the reader remembers.

Some examples how to use hobbies:

·        keeping a blog (if you are applying for a marketing or communication position);

·        yoga (shows that you can control the situation and you can handle pressure);

·        skydiving or ultra-marathon (shows that you are comfortable with breaking barriers, you are disciplined and not afraid of unknown);

·        captain of a football team (shows strong leadership skills);

·        playing an instrument (dedicated, disciplined and can concentrate easily)

 

Avoid mentioning References available on request. 

If a company will need some references from you or your previous employer, they will ask for it in the interview here . There is no need to mention this in the CV.

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