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Going for a job or promotion? A good CV is key to getting you noticed and the first step in helping you get your desired role.
Career management expert Rob Moore advises:
• YourCV should be no more than 2-3 pages long, with some good, concise info. Make sure it’s in an easily readable format – no fancy fonts.
• Start of a with a profile of yourself that highlights your key skills and experience – no more than two or three lines of text that covers the key points
• Include full personal contact details. Address, home and mobile telephone numbers and email address. If you have a website that looks professional, put that in too.
• There’s no need to include your date of birth
• For the educational part of your CV, include where you studied, what you studied and the grades you achieved. Include professional qualifications
• For employment history, put the full company name, web address, job title and date you started and finished the role.
• Include a brief description of the company so the employer can find out exactly type of company you worked for
• Note your key tasks and achievements
• For hobbies and interests, keep it concise and informative.
• Make sure your CV is honest and accurate. Think how easy it is to Google someone’s name nowadays…
• Make sure reference details are accurate