Don’t Miss Your opportunity To Make a Good Impression And Secure Your New Job
In our years of experience, we have had many candidate CVs come through our desks; some good and some not so good. While we understand than there is always more to a person than meets the eye, it is also important to note than first impressions are very important and can be a deal breaker in some cases.
We like to give candidates the best opportunity to succeed by putting them in the best position to succeed. That being said, we have come up with a list of guidelines to use when preparing a CV based on client feedback and some common mistakes people make.
Tips For Writing An Effective CV
- Your CV should be clearly written
- Formatting it in a way that is easily readable is key.
- List all work experiences in reverse chronological order starting from most current to least current.
- List all job roles and all job functions performed under the specific company of which they apply to. Be descriptive.
- Quantify your relevant accomplishments in and outside of the workplace.
- Choose a basic font that is easy to read. Do not use fancy fonts.
- Keep it classic with black fonts.
- Do not use unnecessary colors as they can be a distraction.
- Do not use colorful backgrounds. Plain white backgrounds are always best.
- Include your updated contact information.
- Format your resume in a simple, easy to read manner.
- Proofread, Proofread, Proofread.
- Get someone else to proofread your resume.
- Title your resume file appropriately.