What Must your CV Include?
A CV is one of the most important document that sell us to to the potential employer for a potential job, so it is very important that your CV stand out from other thousands of CVs that employers receive everyday
So how to write your CV, What do you include?
1. The first part of your CV should always tell an Employer about you
– This part should include your contact information: Here you must Include your full names, address, phone number and email address.
2. A Potential employer already know who you are at this stage, now you must tell them more about your Qualifications
– List all schooling from high school through postdoctoral (if applicable). Include the title of the degree you earned, the year you graduated and the name of the school.
3. I’m sure you have heard a saying that says experience is the best teacher, Your potential employer is interested in knowing if you are bringing any previous experiences or not, so make sure you list all your previous employers in this section.
– Include the organization where you worked, the job title, the dates you were employed and a summary of your experience and achievements.
4. Are you a top achiever? If you have won some accolades this is the best section to let your potential employer know that you are a hard worker and have been awarded some awards for your hard work.
– For each award, add the name, year received, the organization that gave you the award and any pertinent details (such as how often it’s presented).
5. Can anyone verify the information you have submitted?
– Your CV should always include references, these are usually your previous employers or school leaders or any person from any organisation that you were/are associated with, don’t include friends and family.
In a nut shell…
Your CV Should include
- Your full names and contact details
- Work Experience
- Educational background
Based on various industries, a CV can also include
- Professional Certifications
- Professional Associations
- Additional Training and Courses
- Blogging and Influencing
- Volunteer Experience
Always remember to keep your CV Short and straight to the point, employers receive loads and loads of CVs and don’t have time to read long CVs.