CV Design

Boy, I have read over 3000 CVs in my short time as Recruitment and Selection Specialist. A few stand out and others, well let’s just say need same reshaping. Many people talk about CVs without actually knowing what it is and how it serves. Nor do they know CVs must be adapted to an expressed need which can be professional or academic.

What is a CV?

  1. A synoptic document containing detail information on your identity, your training and knowledge in terms of KNOW HOW and SKILLS. It seeks to project you and draw attention to your candidacy.
  2. job hunting tool designed to provide an employer with pertinent screening and qualification information.

As per my experiences and convictions, I put below a guide to help in CV design. 

A. Contact Information: So you can be reached. Make sure the information is correct and you often consult your emails. Thus your Name, Address, Telephone, Cell Phone, Email should be inserted. Optional Personal Information (Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Citizenship, Gender, Marital Status). Like i say the latter aspects remains optional

B. Professional Objective: A precise and concise statement that sums up your professional ambitions.

C. Areas of CompetenceList areas you are most competent. This enables the Recruiter know immediately if your Profile suits his needs. If so, he or she reads further. And the text should be attractive. They should SELL YOU. Thus as Peeter Altpere often says, “your CV is a Sales document.”

D. Employment History: List in chronological order, the company, location, include position details and dates as well as your professional research and training.

E. Education: Include dates, majors, and details of degrees, training and certification. Start with the most recent Education qualification. Your academic profile should portray your University, High School and other Professional Qualification information.

F. Miscellaneous: Awards, Publications, Memberships, Interests, Computer and Language Skills.

G. References: Make sure people you insert as references are aware their contact information is on your CV. This way they are not embarrassed if contacted by a prospect for information concerning you. It is advisable to have 3 Referees in your document. Two professional and one personal who knows you outside the working environment.

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    September 30, 2011 at 1:09 pm

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    • October 3, 2011 at 10:05 am

      Your welcome my friend. Happy to help

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