Writing Your C.V
Your C.V is the first thing an employer sees from you.
Ensure that it is well presented.
What you should include:
1. Personal details
Include your name, address, phone numbers (both landline and mobile), email address and date of birth.
Keep unnecessary information to a minimum.
2. Work History
Keep it recent and relevant
List your employer, your job title and what your role entailed.
Emphasize the skills and achievements at each place of work.
3. Skills and interests
Be sure to keep these relevant
List educational achievements in order, with most recent at the top. Include any degrees, higher education courses or professional training courses. Be sure to list qualifications achieved, the educational institute and your graduation date.
As well as university or other tertiary qualifications, you can also include results from your last year of high school if you're a recent graduate.
List two or three referees, with details of their position, their place of employment and contact details.
Remember to request your referees' permission before including them on your C.V.
Be sure to pay attention to the layout of your C.V Clearly title sections and use a clear easy to read typeface (Arial or Times are both good).
Use bullet points and avoid long paragraphs.
Remember to keep it simple.
Always use a cover letter for your resume. Your cover letter should address each key point or selection criteria from the advertisement.
Once you've written your C.V, check the spelling and grammar, ensuring that you have listed all important information correctly.
Ask a friend to read it through as a final check.