When looking for alternative employment your CV is arguably the most important document in your life! Yet its importance is often over-looked. There seems to be a tendency to rush CV's and we frequently see CV's that are poorly written which leave us and more importantly our clients with a very easy decision to move on to the next CV.
Tailor your CV for each role you apply to, please take great care to understand the role your applying for and pick out key areas in your experience to highlight your suitability.
Your CV is usually the only thing that potential employers see before they make a decision, a decision that for you is potentially life changing. So make sure your CV is thought through and well written. The CV is a document that proves why you are the ideal candidate to invest their time and money in. Essentially it is a sales brochure, pinpointing the unique selling points that make you stand out from the crowd. Remember, recruiters and hiring managers alike will spend as little as 15 seconds scanning your CV.
There is no universally accepted format, however your CV should cover the following elements:
Before you distribute your finished document or upload it onto the internet, get someone else to look over it for you.