Best CV Format tips
A good CV covers your entire life and gives a good snapshot in a single page. Best CV Format consists of 3 main sections.
Section 1 – Education
At this stage, there is really no experience worth talking about, it becomes important that you go into significant detail about your education and any work experience gained as part of internship. You should be talking about
- Any training your undertook
- The institution where you studied
- Everything you studied with correct titles of subjects
- Your overall grade and the results you got in each subject
- Show that the training you did is useful/related to your current job application
It is important to understand that people who are reading your CV might encounter difficulty in reading exact qualification.
Be very clear about what you write.
Section 2 – Jobs and Work experience
All the jobs you have held
- The name of the companies
- The title of your job
- Your responsibilities
- The reason for leaving
- Your achievements
- Any promotions
Section 3 – Extra curricular activities
- Sports you have played.
- Committees you are part of .
- Interest Groups (for eg dancing)
- Training Courses
- Charitable Work
- Your hobbies
Employers talk a lot about their employees making a contribution and if your CV can demonstrate that, you will be an attractive candidate. List your achievements for each part of your life. It is surprising that we forget to highlight some significant things of our life, and play down our success. There might be several reasons for this including your upbringing where talking about your achievements is seen as blowing your own trumpet.
Some possible achievements
- Increasing Sales Figures
- Running a project to change something in the company