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Professional CV Format (1)

A CV (curriculum vitae) is a short list of facts about you and your work history, skills and experience. A good CV is essential when looking for work and it is worth spending time getting it right so it sells you to an employer.

Your CV should:

  • be neat, typed if possible and to the best standard you can achieve in content and layout
  • be short, two sides of a sheet of A4 paper is normally enough
  • be positive, it should emphasise your achievements, strengths, successes and how you have contributed to your employers making a profit (add figures to support facts whenever you can and use positive action words, for example: ‘consulting’, ‘negotiating’, ‘managing’ and so on)
  • make a good impression, this means presenting the facts about yourself in a clear and positive way

Resume checklis:

After you've written your resume, and before sending it, go through this checklist: 

  • Proofreading - Make sure there aren't any spelling mistakes, typos or grammatical errors.
  • Tailoring - Make sure everything you mention shows how well-suited you are for the job you're applying for. 
  • Presentation - Make sure the resume is well laid out, easy to read and printed on clean, white paper in a standard font (like Times New Roman, Arial or Verdana) and at a standard size (10 or 12 point). 
  • Detail - Make sure you've provided specific examples of your achievements and how you've used the skills you have.

You can dowload the Sample CV from the attach file bellow.

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