CV Tips

Many candidates want to write as much as they can about everything they can do…. in hopes of covering all bases from a catch-all perspective. More is not always good. Having said that, some candidates don’t explain anything.

Your CV for a particular job role should reflect specifically why you’re the best person for that particular job and set of skills. Your CV is just to get them interested so that they want to meet you and find out more about what you can do for them. Some things to think about when you write your CV:

  • Make it  clear and specific for the particular role you are applying for. Highlight relevant skills and experience to that particular role.
  • Include specific examples of achievements, such as details and numbers – (from number of people supervising to number of customers/projects handled), percentages if dealing with targets, etc.
  • Make sure your CV answers questions – not create more questions for the hiring manager. If there’s a gap in your work history – explain it briefly, or if there’s a drastic change of direction in your previous work history, a short explanation would suffice.
  • Make it short yet succinct with good relevant details
  • Make it readable and simple.  Use simple fonts (avoid fancy fonts and the use of too many different fonts), space out your information so it’s in digestible chunks – use bullet points, clean margins
  • Send it in Word format


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“Steven is by far one of the best recruiters I've worked with. He listens, understands and clearly articulates if he can't help. Something that is very rare with most of the recruiters I've worked with. I have always highly valued his advice and direction and I have no hesitation in recommending him to employeers and people looking for jobs in the IT industry.”

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