Contact info – You need to include information like your name, address, phone numbers and email address. This to make it easy for employers to contact you. Other information, as age or nationality, is optional and you need to analyze if it’s necessary for the job or not. You should never add more information than needed, keep it as short as possible, all the way through your CV.
Profile/About me – In one paragraph you should describe your usp’s (unique selling points) related to the job you will be applying for. This part needs to be updated for every application.
Work experience – List your word expereince in reverse chronological order. Make sure to include position, name of the company and dates of employment, Make sure to describe and highlight your responsibilities and achievements in each role. This will make it easier for the person reading (well, scanning) the CV to match your experience and with their needs.
Education – This should also be listed in reverse chronological order. Don´t describe the content of your education since the emplyer most probably know this. Use your limited amount of characters to tell them about your achievements, reports and grade instead.
Skills – Read the job description again and add a list of skills that you believe will fit the job. If possible, grade the skills (we have templates for this). It could be skills in Photoshop, MS Office, Typewriting, CSS or anything else you would like to emphasize.
Hobbies and interests – This element is optional but it makes the CV slightly more personal and adds topics to discuss on a interview. So, it’s not a bad idea to add some
References – Always write ”Provided on request”. Never add the names of you references and their contact information on a CV. Well, if the job description doesn’t say otherwise.