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CV Tips

Preparation is key when putting your CV together, it sells your skills and experience and a good CV can make the difference when a client is assessing suitability.

Remember to emphasise your most recent position as it is what potential employers will be most interested in and always be honest and accurate of your capabilities. Between 2-4 pages should be sufficient and not exhaustive for your CV. 

Your CV should include personal information such as:   

  1. Address (such as town or postcode) & Preferred job locations
  2. Contact number and email address
  3. Availability for work & Preferred type of work (perm, temp, part-time, etc.)
  4. Education history, qualifications and training courses attended
  5. Names, addresses and contact numbers of two referees

It should also include a Personal Profile which should be a brief skills summary or experience synopsis stating:

  1. Main strengths
  2. Achievements to date
  3. Career aspirations

Your career/employment history must be included on your CV (ideally in reverse chronological order), detailing:   

  1. Companies you've worked for
  2. Dates and job positions
  3. Main skills you used or acquired
  4. Responsibilities
  5. Specific achievements

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