How to write up a winning CV

Did you know? Research shows that recruiters spend about 20 seconds reading each CV so you only have 20 seconds to impress.

We are happy to share with you some ideas how to polish your CV presentation and maximize your chances to be picked up from a candidate pool.

Presentation
Ideally, a CV should always be put together in Word and as a rule of thumb it should be broken down as follows:

  50% – work experience
  30% – personal information (contact details, profile, hobbies)
  20% – education and skills

Space out your CV well and keep it concise – 2 pages is a standard. Your most recent experience should receive the greatest exposure and if you have been in the workforce for a number of years simply list the position, company name and dates of jobs you had more than 7 years ago.


Format

Your main aim is to convey your experience, the skills that make you a great prospect, and to convey a little bit about the type of person you are.

A good way to put it together is: Continue reading “How to write up a winning CV”