By Musa Ayoob (8th July 2019)
A CV is your opportunity to sufficiently interest an employer to reach out to you. Research has shown that employers decide whether to interview a candidate within the first 6-10 seconds of viewing a CV. Hence why it is vital to put together a CV which is attractive, highlights your skills / experience very clearly and is very clear.
There are a number of points to keep in mind when writing your CV:
- Needs to be 2-3 pages long
- Make sure you use a white background and a font type / size that is legible
- Need to have a short section (personal profile statement) at the top telling any employer what your key skills are and what your aspirations / motivations are for the future
- Have your key skills either in a table under your personal profile statement or have it in a column on the side detailing your level of expertise
- After your skills you need to make sure you detail your work history in chronological order (with your current / latest employment first)
- Within each job you need to define clearly what your role was, what your key achievements were, outline the overall projects you worked on and any other bits of information that might be relevant (such as you were involved in mentoring, other additional work you undertook above and beyond your role)
- You need to have links to LinkedIn, GitHub, Twitter etc. so employers can take a look at your social mediA profiles and examples of your code
- If you have designed any Apps / Websites you need to list these under a separate section under the heading of My Portfolio
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