Do’s and Don’ts
How to write a CV / Resume tips
In the CV heading you can write your general information:
- Local address
- E-mail address
- Phone number
(If applying for an overseas job, please remember to include your international dialling code.) Include your mobile/cell phone number if you are going to relocate soon.
CV Skills Summary
The Skills Summary section of your CV includes your main skills. You should only include keywords in his section, do not go into lengthy descriptions of your skills. The skill summary is also called personal profile.
The CV Objective, sometimes also referred to as CV Personal Profile states “What is the next step in my career?” This should be a short, concise statement that informs the employer what kind of position you are looking for. The type of position, the role (managerial, supervisor, contractor) should be included as well.
If you are job hunting it is a good idea to have several CV’s with different profiles or objectives. For example, you can have a CV for a sales supervisor and the other for a shop floor manager. Your ‘sales supervisor’ CV can highlight achievements in this area, and the CV would be tuned to that particular in terms of job descriptions and achievements.
Education on your CV
List all of your qualifications in this section. Include all of your education including certifications from non-academic institutions, especially those that are related to the job vacancy. If you have more work experience than qualifications, put your work experience before your qualifications.
Job Search Do’s and Don’ts
What should you do when you’re job searching? And what shouldn’t you do? There’s a laundry list of things that can help your job search and things that can hinder it.
Every part of what you do when you job search, including looking for job postings, writing cover letters, dressing for an interview, sending a thank you note, job searching (or not) from work, and using social media can make – or break – your job search.
Don’t Blow Your Job Search
Job search engine sites, allow users to search all the major job sites, company sites, associations and other online job sites by keyword and location, at the same time. Use a job search engine to speed up your job search.
A cover letter is the best way to make a good impression on a prospective employer and a way to show that employer why you are strong candidate for the job.