Tips of Choosing a CV Format

Although you are free to choose a CV format there are a few CV writing guidelines to follow:

  1. Promote your key skills on the first page of your CV. Use key words and action verbs to promote your benefits.
  2. Choose a CV structure that is acceptable to employers including listing each of your previous roles in chronological order.
  3. Include your qualifications in your CV and list your technical and managerial courses that you have attended.
  4. Sell yourself by promoting your achievements under each role. Choose action words that sell the value that you have added to the company.
  5. Exclude your hobbies and your references from your CV. Employers can ask you about this at the appropriate time.

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