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Your personal marketing document
Your CV is a self-marketing document intended to highlight to an employer the skills and qualities that make you a suitable candidate for a particular job.
The aim of a CV is;
A CV must be accurate, concise and up-to-date. It should be targeted to the particular role you are applying for. You need to find out as much as you can about the job and the skills they are looking for so that these can be reflected in the CV. You then need to analyse your own skills and tailor your CV to fit.
Your CV should be in a legible font and easy to read. It should have clearly defined subheadings and should be presented in a business-like manner. Remember that an employer will probably have a large number of CVs to get through and may only dedicate 30 seconds to each one! It is up to you to make your CV and the key points you are selling accessible to them.
Your CV should follow the following format:
You should also take into account the following:
DEMONSTRATING YOUR SKILLS
One of the most difficult things about writing a CV is being able to demonstrate your skills effectively. Remember that an employer is looking for evidence that you have the potential to carry out the duties of the role successfully. You need to illustrate and expand on the skills you have:
Always review your CV before sending it to an employer to make sure that you have expressed yourself in the best possible light.
Check your grammar and punctuation and ensure that you have no spelling mistakes. These kind of errors are a major turn-off to a potential employer, so don’t fall at the first hurdle. You may wish to ask someone to check your CV for you, as sometimes you are not able to see your own mistakes.
Wherever possible always compare what you have written with the job description.
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