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A GUIDE TO THE PERFECT CV

Depending on the type of position you are applying for, you will have to decide which format of resume will work best for you and play to your strengths. The below will guide you on how to write each type of resume.

INFORMATION

  • Print Your Name.
  • Print the Position you are applying for.
  • Print Your Nationality.
  • Print Your Date Of Birth.
  • Print Your Most Relevant Qualification.

EXPERIENCE OVERVIEW

Write a paragraph on the company’s activities, the projects they are involved in, in which countries they operate, the projects you have worked for them on and the cost of these projects.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Detail the exact period of your employment, followed by the Company Name and the position held. Write a detailed account of any specific equipment, procedures, or duties that you performed in the position, which would be relevant to the position you are applying for, including your exposure to ISO compliance.

SPECIFIC EXPERIENCE:

Write a detailed account of any specific equipment, procedures, or duties that you performed in the position, which would be relevant to the position you are applying for, including your exposure to ISO compliance in chronological order.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Write a detailed account of your responsibilities in the position, including your day to day activities, who you report to, who reports to you, administration required by you, how who communicate to your superiors (by reports, presentations or meetings), how you control your subordinates etc.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Detail any Training courses that you have attended.
  • Detail your Computer Skills, including software.
  • PDetail your Language Skills.
  • Detail any Membership you have to relevant organisations.
  • Detail any relevant information, such as a Driving License.
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EXECUTIVE BRIEF

A potential employer, will be reviewing CV’s most of their working day, to identify CV’s that match the job description. It is therefore very important that you submit an application that stands out from the rest.

If you are applying for a specific job, it is very important that you find out the job description, from the potential employer.

The reviewer will be very impressed with an application that has already identified the key points of the job description, and given examples of how they match this requirement. This is known as an executive brief.

The information you receive will enable you to complete the executive brief. Secondly, it is important that you are seen to be enthusiastic and willing to find out details about the position.

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TECHNICAL CV

KEYWORD SEARCH

The information required in these type of keyword searches is usually specific equipment that you have worked on, specific countries you have worked in, and specific internationally recognized standards, boards, companies etc. It should also include industry standard key words such as a certain position that you have worked as.

FORMAT OF THE CV

All CV's will be processed into electronic format, including CV's that are sent as hard copies. This means that your CV should be prepared to ensure that when your hard copy is OCR'd (Optical Character recognition) it should be kept in the same format as you intended. Although OCR technology is improving it is better to keep the format of your CV as conventional as possible (ie. Block format).

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