CVs are essential as they are the paper version of our business profile, recording all major and minor accolades throughout our professional career. Being a small document, CVs only scratch the surface of your experience – so it is highly important to make it eye-catching and fill it full of relevant and useful information. Papilio Talent has put together points on how to write a CV and be remembered, with 3 key things to follow…
Presentation Is Key!
Your CV is the first thing a Recruiter or Hiring Manager see of you – this document is representing you and your chances of getting a new job – so make it count! Consider the following points when putting your CV together:
• Is it easy to read at a glance?
• Is the format consistent throughout the document?
• Have you organised it into different sections? (Personal / Education / Career History / etc)
• Have you spell-checked?
The Importance Of Spell-Checking Your CV
Most importantly, you want to look professional and that you put in a great effort to your CV, again this is the paper representation of you! Not only do you want to appear highly professional, but you also want to be recognised for suitable jobs. Recruiters and Hiring Managers may have keyword searches, for example searching for “Accountant” – if you spell Accountant wrong on your CV, you will not appear on that search and may miss out on the role of your dreams!
The Layout Of Your CV & What To Include:
Are you wondering what to put in your CV? From our experience in Recruitment, the layout of the CV changes from sector to sector. As a base, you need to consider a minimum of 4 sections, those being:
• Name / Personal Details – Make sure your email address and contact number are both correct, and ensure you check them regularly.
• Personal Profile / Introduction – This is your crucial opportunity to give a short synopsis of your professional background, showing your personality too. Your objective in this section is to make it exciting, leading the reader to want to read more!!
• Education / Qualifications – Start with your most recent Qualification and work backwards. Include everything that is related to your profession or the job you are applying for. If you are currently studying, don’t forget to add this in and what include the stage you are at.
• Career History / Work Experience – Similar to Qualifications, start with your current and work backwards. Make sure your dates match up, and career breaks are accounted for.
Other sections you can include are:
• Courses / IT Skills
• Hobbies / Personal Interests
A great thing about working with a recruitment agency in Malta is we help you write your CV – register with us today to express your interest!