CV Preparation - Top Tips
- Make sure your CV is tailored specifically to the job you are applying for
- Match your personal qualities to capture the specific attributes required for the job
- Emphasis key areas in your employment history relevant to the job you are applying for (in your covering letter)
- Make mention to other skills, qualifications or attributes you have that you can bring to the role
- Ensure your document is clearly presented and easy to follow
- Ideally keep your CV to a maximum of 2 pages
Most importantly, use the following format/headings for your CV to make sure you don't miss anything out.
- Personal Details – full name, address, date of birth, marital status, contact number and email
- Educational History (If relevant - depending on your age)
- Employment History – start with current and work backwards.
- Core Skills – for example confident with Microsoft Office applications, or specifically PowerPoint or Excel, ability to speak a 2nd language
- Additional Qualification or achievements (not directly related to the role for which you are applying but none the less relevant, showcasing transferable skills) For example are you involved with fundraising work, or are you the secretary of your local riding club, it demonstrates your social network which maybe relevant for the role.
- Hobbies and Interests
- Referees details (or available upon request)