Your CV

Tips on CV writing

We regard your CV as your personal profile; this informs us and our client about you and helps us deliver the correct position for your needs. It is therefore essential that your CV is clear, concise, contains up-to-date relevant information and most importantly, is an honest and accurate reflection of yourself and work abilities.

Often our clients want immediate responses to their staffing needs and our database is the first place we look. Therefore, if you have updated and submitted your CV you are guaranteed to be amongst those searched upon.

CV Layout and Content

You may use any template you feel provides the clearest layout. This might include detailed descriptions of previous positions or a bullet pointed account of your key skills. There are no hard and fast rules regarding this, but below is a list of information that should be included:

  • Personal: Name, address, telephone numbers, e-mail address, date of birth, marital status and nationality/citizenship.
  • Profile: A small paragraph describing yourself and background etc.
  • Qualification & Experience: Always lead with you highest qualification and if possible put these in a chronological order.
  • Career History: Be as concise as possible, it is essential to put start date and end date to the position. Likewise it often helps to explain the reason for leaving the position.
  • Hobbies and Interests: This is optional and dependent on how formal you like to make your CV, if you have undertaken noteworthy achievements outside of work activities, here is the place to put them.
  • Referees: Names and addresses of two suitable referees, recent employers or academic if you have only recently left education.

Submit your CV

If you wish to submit your CV as a computer file, use this form. File formats .doc (Microsoft Word) and .pdf (Adobe Portable Document Format) can be attached directly. For other files, please use the compressed formats .zip or .rar. Note that filesize should not exceed 1 Megabyte.

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