CV Do’s

  • List all your personal details first; don’t forget to add your contact details  and Id number and citizenship.
  • Next list all your education details, remember to add the Institution, the year when the qualification was obtained, together with a list of subjects, as well as any awards or achievements you might have received while studying.
  • List all additional information i.e. short courses, work shops, software skills, articles published, editorial duties etc.
  • Next list your work experience, in reverse chronological order.  Put your most recent experience first.
  • Concentrate on your duties and responsibilities, also list any recognitions or awards you may have received.  Remember to ad your reason for leaving the company as well as the period you were employed.
  • Write your CV relevant to the particular role you are applying for.
  • List any other skills that could give you and edge you above the competition.
  • Include some of your interests.
  • Keep it simple. This means no shading, boxes or columns as they will be lost when your CV is scanned or photocopied.
  • Check spelling and grammar.  A CV with errors is a quick and easy way of weeding out weaker candidates when faced with hundreds of applicants.