The CV writing tips to follow will show
you how to improve your CV (Curriculum Vitae) & help your CV writing.
CV (Curriculum Vitae) should make an employer want to meet you in person. Your CV is your first step to getting the job
that you really want. Most
employers review a CV in 20-30 seconds, then move on to the next CV.
Popular career, job search, pay & salary frequently asked questions & answers
- Your CV must reflect the image that matches the salary you are
- Remove everything that starts with "responsibilities included
..." and replace with accomplishments and/ or achievements.
- Your strengths must stand out clearly at the beginning of your CV.
- Quantify your experience by including numerical figures, such as
monetary budgets/ funds saved, time periods/ efficiency improved, %
- Begin sentences with Strong Action
Verbs. Use the past tense for previously held positions &
present tense for currently held positions.
- Highlight your strengths.
- Use bulleted sentences rather than paragraphs.
- Never use "I" or other pronouns to identify yourself.
- Fill in any gaps, by inserting any valuable work that you did, i.e.,
volunteer, full-time parent, part-time student or full-time student.
- If you're short on experience in a certain area, list key classes you have
taken &/ or explain how the experience you do have is suited to the
- Consider replacing your job title with a more appropriate job
title if that's more realistic ("Project Manager" instead of "Project
Engineer", or write Project Manager/
- Be positive. Stress transferable experience, skills and capabilities.
- Be descriptive.
- Emphasis the ability to learn quickly.
- Pay attention to the overall appearance of your CV & ensure
there is adequate white background space.
- Avoid all abbreviations.
- Pay attention to the overall appearance of your CV.
- Proofread. Be sure to catch and correct all spelling and grammatical weaknesses
& mistakes and correct them.
What not to include in your CV:
- Don't include marital status, health, citizenship, age (unless asked
to do so or it is obvious that it would help your application).
- Don't include "Hobbies" on your CV.
- Don't include any ethnic or religious affiliations
- Don't include current or past pay rate or salary (or salary