At some stage during the recruitment process you will be asked to provide a resume. We regard your CV as your personal sales brochure and it is therefore essential that it is clear, concise, and up to date.
Content and Structure
Make sure your CV has a clear structure - include career overview, skills overview, qualifications (education/professional) and employment history.
Employers often make up their mind from reading the initial summary and key skills. Create a compelling summary on the first page and include a list of your key skills and key applications in bold. Note the quantity of experience you have for each key skill, e.g. Business Analysis (5 Years), Database Design (4 Years), etc.
Bullet points break up a CV well. Employers want to get straight to the salient points so direct them there. Important information should stand out but avoid using just one or two words.
Each bullet point should give the reader a feel for:
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