Name, address (or geographical location ie Singapore based/ Manchester etc, direct contact number with regularly checked voicemail and email address
Personal Profile/Executive Summary
A paragraph about your main headline experience, achievements and enticing points. Should be short and punchy.
Work experience –
- most recent position first,
- continue in reverse order
- including your job title, the
- name, location,
- website and
- dates of your employment for each company.
- Use bullet points to highlight your achievements in each role so the hiring manger scanning your CV can quickly match up your experience with their job description.
- Avoid simply explaining what you did in a role day to day.
- Most people know the general remit/job description of a pre-sales engineer for example, so steer clear of listing your reponsibilities in a HR stylee and stick to showcasing your achievements.
- Keep historic info to a minimum, in general no-one wants to know in depth what you did 15 years ago, keep older posts down to a line or two.
- Education –
Again, in reverse order, give brief details of your academic and professional qualifications along with the grades you achieved.
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- Languages, specific, relevant courses.
Hobbies & Interests –
- Keep it brief and not super personal. Highlighting purely work related hobbies comes across as a bit sad and geeky.
- Are not necessary on CVs
- A clear and simple layout
2 pages max