CV Writing Tips

CV Writing Tips Ideally CV's length should be 1-2 pages. But for those who have worked for a number of companies / projects this may go on to a third page.

Personal Statement
Your total year and relevant experience and expectations to the company / job you are applying to. This requires 2-4 sentences maximum.

How to get your CV shortlisted
Contact Details :

  • » Full Name
  • » Home Address
  • » Current Address
  • » Contact Telephone Number (mobile, home & work)
  • » Email Address (personal and work)
  • » LinkedIn Profile ID

Education History
  • » Give your education history in clear format.
  • » Include Examination passed, year of passing, University Name, Percentage you got.
  • » Make sure your higher qualification should be first and then lower in sequence (Ex-Master degree-Graduation- HSC- SSC)

Professional Qualification
Work related any training or course details.

Work History
Make sure you position your most recent / current role first. Under each of your positions ensure you specify what you did, who you worked for and when this was. If you work in a specialized field the recommendation is to specify each niche skill set / expertise under each of your positions. Again list the most relevant one’s in comparison to the job / company you are applying to.

Hobbies & Interest
When you add these details make sure you are able to answer the relevant questions.

It is common practice to provide two professional references when applying to a new job. This is likely to be your current employer and either a previous employer or an academic reference. Our advice would be to provide these to your GetSureJob consultant who will store them on your records and state references are available upon request.

If you have had achievements in your career it is great to showcase them on your CV.

What not to include in your cv
It is recommended not to outline the following two topics on your CV.
  • » Reason for leaving
  • » Salary

Gaps on your CV
If you do have extended periods of time between roles in your CV it is best not to try and hide these, and where applicable explain the reasons as to why. This should be discussed with GetSureJob consultant who can provide you with advice before submitting your application.

Spell Checking
Make sure you run a spell check on your full CV and ensure you have read it at least twice before applying to a job.

Now your ideal CV is ready to apply jobs.