Tuesday, February 26, 2013

CV tips

A few tips for your CV:
  • Include your name in the file name - So it's easy to identify who's CV is who's when there are lots saved to a disk.
  • Include your contact details - Agencies may remove them before forwarding to companies but if you're sending direct to a company you need it there.
  • Spell check!
  • Give it to someone else to spell check! - Seriously. There should be no spelling mistakes in it. Especially in titles/subheadings (I just saw someone list their "KILLS", when I sincerely hope they menat "SKILLS"). Technical jobs demand attention to detail. Be sure you display some when selling yourself.
  • Put your work experience in order - Don't jump around in time. If the most relevant work experience you have is many years ago call it out separately and indicate clearly why it is still relevant. Don't put it between the work you did two years ago and three years ago when applying time headings.

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