Top CV Tips
Your CV will determine whether you get an interview opportunity – here are some tips to put together a winner CV:
These are not completely necessary and often go unread, however, if you feel the need to include one, keep it short and to the point.
This should be a short section with only relevant information such as:
- Name & Surname
- ID Number
- Area of Residence
- Current Salary (Gross or CTC)
- Contact Details (cell/landline/email)
Secondary Education: It is important to include details such as Institution, Highest Grade Passed, Date and Subjects Tertiary Education: Institution, Course Name, Date Completed/Current, Major Subjects (In order of most recent)
List all relevant packages that you have worked with.
Starting on a new page and with the most recent. A summary of your employment (Company Name; Position; Date) followed by a breakdown of information at each employer makes for a logical flow for example:
|Company Name||Position Held||Dates|
|Company A||Position A||Start Date – Present|
|Company B||Position B||Start Date – End Date|
All positions held within the company should be mentioned by date followed by key duties/responsibilities in those positions. A clear reason for leaving each company should be included. Contactable references for at least the 2 most recent employers (excluding your current employer) should also be indicated either after each reason for leaving or at the end of your employment history.
Sending Your CV
Ensure that your CV is in PDF Format and does not include supporting documents (i.e. ID copy/Certificates/Driver’s licence etc). Why not? Adding extra scanned documents increases the data required to download your CV, and these documents are not relevant for initial consideration.