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CV Writing Tips

Today, because job seekers are having nightmares finding the right jobs that suit their skills and talents, finding the right people to help you is vital to minimize search risks. Your CV is the most important thing that makes you noticeable by clients. Follow the kiss rule Keep It Simple & Slick. Be consistent with fonts and make sure there are no grammatical errors and full stops are exactly where they should be. When you apply please attach a copy of your CV and Photo.

Preparing a good CV is crucial in order to get noticed by recruiters or potential employers.

CV Layout

Contact Details
-Name, address, email and preferred telephone number must feature prominently on the top of your CV and summary details (Name, email and phone number) on every page in the header or footer.

Profile (Strengths, hobbies, Attributes )
- Summarize your key strengths and list your most impressive achievements.

Qualifications & Education
-Give full and abbreviated titles. State if incomplete or ongoing

Employment History
-Give enough relevant information about your previous employers and projects to interest the reader. The best CVs summarize a wealth of knowledge and experience in a concise and engaging fashion.

References
-It is adequate to state ‘Available on Request’ at the end. However, if you have already made enquiries and know who is happy to be a referee, it is worth adding them now. Recent references are most appropriate in normal circumstances.

Additional Resources
CV Example Templates
36 Beautiful resumé ideas that work
My employability skills @ Unisa book

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