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CV advice

The CV is your gateway to your new role. You may well spend hours crafting the perfect, eye-catching document, but in reality it needs to hit the spot in the first 10 seconds.

Here’s a few tips on how to make that happen:

  1. Keep it to two sides of A4. A CV should be like a good menu and whet’s the appetite. Be economic but not simplistic.
  2. Consider your audience. No two jobs are the same, so should your CV be?
  3. Keep the format simple and easily digestible. Use the same font & colour throughout. Highlight the headings. 
  4. Begin with your name, contact details and a brief summary of your experience (We’ll take it as read that you are a motivated team player who thrives in dynamic environments.)
  5. List your academics (especially anything relevant to the role you are applying for.)
  6. List your work experience, most recent first. Again, include info that is going to be relevant to the job you are applying for. Don't forget dates of employment.
  7. Hobbies: If you really are into Reading, Cooking and going to the theatre, expand on that a little. Include anything else that might make you stand out (I placed someone recently who did historical fencing)
  8. Get a decent recruiter to fight your corner for you. ;-)



Alex Babic
Managing Director
Queenscliff Technical Recruitment Ltd
Tel: +44 (0)7909 821353
Skype ID: alexbabic1


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