Although you are free to choose a CV format there are a few CV writing guidelines to follow:
- Promote your key skills on the first page of your CV. Use key words and action verbs to promote your benefits.
- Choose a CV structure that is acceptable to employers including listing each of your previous roles in chronological order.
- Include your qualifications in your CV and list your technical and managerial courses that you have attended.
- Sell yourself by promoting your achievements under each role. Choose action words that sell the value that you have added to the company.
- Exclude your hobbies and your references from your CV. Employers can ask you about this at the appropriate time.
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