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Writing a CV

In the CV heading you can write your general information:
E-mail address
Phone numbers

Personal Profile

This 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.


This is optional. The CV objective may sometimes be used to state what your next step in your career will be. 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.
If you are job hunting it is sometimes a good idea to have several CV's with different profiles or objectives. For example, you can have a CV for an Accounts Assistant and the other for a Purchase Ledger Clerk. Your CVs should highlight achievements specific to each area.

Employment History

This section includes all employment history. Include paid, unpaid, voluntary, summer jobs, internship and work experience if it is relevant to the job vacancy. Highlight what kind of job it was (internship/full time/ part time).
Each job detail should include this basic information:
Title of position
Length you held the post
Name of organisation

Work Experience

This section includes any other work experience that you have in addition to the field you are applying for. This includes mostly unpaid, voluntary, summer job, internship, co-op experience or extracurricular activity. When listing these work experiences include what kind of job it was (internship/full time/ part time).

Languages and System Skills

Include languages (spoken/written/understood) if applicable. Computer Skills (include title of software package and proficiency level), Research Skills and other skills that are not in the rest of your CV.

Honours, Awards or Accomplishments

Professional qualifications and related awards are listed here. Relevant Courses which are directly related to the job vacancy you are applying for should be listed in this section. You could also list any projects you have worked on that are related to this job.


List all of your academic 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.


Any activities that you do in your free time can be related to your job. If you worked in the school paper it shows initiative and you are willing to make sacrifices in order to further your career. Participating in student activities, professional associations or enthusiast clubs shows leader ship qualities. Leave out any activities related to politics religion or controversial topics which might alienate the reader.

References Available Upon Request

If you have references that you are willing to provide include the above statement. Ask people if they are willing to serve as references before you give their names to a potential employer.

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