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CV Writing Guide

CV Writing Guide

CV Writing Guide

Curriculum Vitae (CV) is a very important document which contains your personal details, education, work experience, interests, other skills or achievements (e.g. driving licence, languages, Awards, etc.) and references. Generally, your CV represents about your experience, knowledge, skills and abilities you possess. Therefore, you should not include inaccurate information, exaggeration or lies in your CV for things you haven't done or achieved as your hope, dream and success for the future rest with it.

Do not forget to mention the gap months or years, for example, if you were doing voluntary work, travelling, studying or any other activities. You should include them in your CV briefly which may strength your chance of success. This may clear suspicions about what you were doing during the gab months or years.

Employers often receive many CVs for the jobs they advertised so you are going to compete with many applicants for the same job. If you want to obtain the job of your dream successfully, you need to write a CV no more than 2 pages long. Sit down with pen and paper, and write down about your education, professional qualifications, work experience, interests, other skills/achievements (e.g. driving licence, languages, awards, etc.) and references as well as the best you have to offer and the qualities you have for the job.

For the best presentation and layout of your CV use word processor to type in all information and make it eye catching and interesting to read. If your CV represents what the employers’ need, which is the first hurdle to pass, then you will be invited to the interview.

Therefore, if you want to secure the perfect job you were looking for, just follow the step-by-step advice and tips from the video links below on how you can successfully fill in application forms, compile the perfect CV, write covering letters, and prepare for interviews.


How to write a CV with no experience

 

CV

 

How to write a CV  and Get you noticed by employers

 

CV2

 

8 CV mistakes that will kill your job applications and How to fix them now

 

CV mistakes

 

How to write a cover letter

 

Cover letter

 

How to prepare for a job interview

 

interview

 


Sources

StandOut CV, (2018). How to write a CV [Online]. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fP43gcBywU&t=1s (Accessed 10/03/2022).

StandOut CV, (2019). 8 CV mistakes that will kill your job applications | Fix them now [Online]. Available at: https://youtu.be/LZykeNOpiQo?list=RDCMUCkjttTFU_CLP0RxeLUSziVQ (Accessed 10/03/2022).

StandOut CV, (2019). How to write a cover letter [Online]. Available at: https://youtu.be/TBfBEBv3gb4?list=RDCMUCkjttTFU_CLP0RxeLUSziVQ (Accessed 10/03/2022).

StandOut CV, (2019). How to prepare for a job interview [Land your dream job] Tips and advice [Online]. Available at: https://youtu.be/iYXfjeohyaM (Accessed 10/03/2022).


Further sources of help and tips