HOW TO MAKE THE BEST CV, TIPS FOR 2017| NAMNA YA KUANDIKA CV BORA HIZI HAPA DONDOO,
When it comes to job hunting, your CV is paramount. Get it right, and you’ll have an interview in no time; get it wrong, and you’ll face rejection after rejection. Every CV is different — you want to show why you’re unique, of course — but all follow a similar structure. This guide will show you how to write a great CV for 2017.
To write a perfect CV one must consider the following tips;
- Identify the right personal details to include.Learn what to add and what to leave out, such as whether to include your marital status or nickname.
- Add a personal statement.Find out what one is and how it can be used to focus a potential employer’s attention on your best attributes.
- Know what to include in the skill section.Discover how to bring your skills to the fore and make sure you understand the difference between transferable, job-related and adaptive skills.
- Mention former jobs.Brush up on the best ways to present former or current employment in a way that shows you in the best light.
- Don’t forget your qualifications.Learn what to include, how to select relevant qualifications for a particular CV and why not listing everything exhaustively is crucial.
- Tailor it to the application.Gain skills with writing a CV that is adapted to an individual employer or a particular sector of industry to get the best results.
- Keep it up to date.Find out the best ways of keeping your CV up to date so that it is ready to go at a moment’s notice.
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Personal Statement / Profile
Include a brief summary (3-4 sentences) about yourself and relate it to the current job role you’re applying for. Summarise your experience to date, putting a positive spin on the skills you have and relating them to the new company. Consider what value you would bring to the organisation and how you could be right for their role based on existing experience. Explain – in a positive way – why you’re looking to move on to a new company. Don’t be negative about your current place of work.
List your places of previous employment with your most recent first. Include the position you held, the name of the company and the dates you worked there.
Under each listing include 2-3 sentences, or bullet points if you prefer, about the duties you held during this role, the responsibilities you had, the skills you developed during your time there and any measurable achievements.
Select duties and responsibilities which are most relevant to your new company and put the most emphasis on these points.
This is a great opportunity to mention any work-related achievements you may have had, such as a promotion or overcoming a challenge at work, to really make yourself stand out from the crowd.
If you have spent time on worthwhile, personal projects – include details at the end of this section.
List your educational achievements, along with the institution and year obtained. If you’re including a degree; you could include a few sentences about the modules you studied or the tasks you completed during your education e.g. presentations, team work etc. Include the grades you achieved, unless poor! Remember, any additional training – from e-learning courses, to First Aid – is all relevant, so include as much as possible.
Areas of expertise/Professional Skills
Do some research into your chosen company to ascertain what types of skills are of greatest interest to them. Draw attention to examples from your own experience where you have shown these skills.
List your main areas of expertise with bullet points; including key points from the industry/role you’re applying to, for example ‘budget management’, ‘data entry’ etc.
Do you have good knowledge or skill in specific computer programmes or are you trained in a particular business methodology?
Think about your soft skills, the skills which make you a capable, useful person. Which skills do you have which could be transferable to your new workplace?
List your key skills here. Examples could include:
If you are not sure how you’re perceived, why not ask a trusted friend or family member?
Interests and Achievements
This section isn’t completely necessary so if you don’t have the space, you can exclude this section. Otherwise this is a great opportunity to make yourself noticeable by including any unique hobbies or out-of-work achievements you have.
If you have collected some glowing references, you could include them here – however, it is best to omit the contact details of your referrer. Your potential employer can follow up on these at a later stage of the interview process!
For more details, here is a guide book on how to write your CV.…..click here
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