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Tips to designing a great CV

Designing a great CV from scratch can often be daunting. There are several elements of a CV that combine together to create a fully unified document: from previous professional work experience and academic qualifications to font styles and sizes. And if you’ve never had to create a CV before, it can be really difficult to know exactly where to start.

But fear not, Randstad UK expertly breaks down this complex process into simpler parts in this 5-minute video.

Here are a few pointers to take home:

  • Begin with your personal information, i.e. name, address, email and telephone number
  • Move on to develop a succinct personal statement that effectively details who you are as a person, what your career achievements and future aspirations are, as well as why you are suitable for the job role that you are applying for.
  • Go on to include a few key skills and competencies that you believe you possess, and go ahead and give specific evidence, through examples, that demonstrate exactly how you have acquired these skills and competencies over time
  • Give details of your previous employment experience, listing your most recent experiences first (i.e. in reverse chronological order)
  • Detail your academic qualifications and any training that you have acquired
  • You may then go on to talk about any positions of responsibility. Positions you have held in the past, as well as mention a few of your favourite hobbies
  • Conclude with a section that lists at least two suitable job references. (i.e. someone who can comment on your personal character, work ethic, or past work experiences). References may also be submitted on request from an employer
  • A LinkedIn profile can greatly enhance your professional portfolio.

And remember, these pointers simply serve as a guide. Nothing listed in this post is a compulsory requirement. So go ahead and create your desired CV today!

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