Free guide to a perfect CV

A CV or curriculum vitae is a marketing tool. With your CV you will be able to promote yourself. Imagine the CV as being a brochure that will list the benefits of a particular service.

When writing a CV - look at it from your new employer’s point of view. Would you stand out against the competition (the other candidates) and would the manager want to talk you for a possible job? You have to ask yourself these questions when writing your CV or curriculum vitae.

A CV or Curriculum Vitae is:

Networking and interviewing are essential for your job hunt and your CV is just the first step in the job search. However a CV will be your first contact with potential employers and will open the door. If you are invited for an interview you would then be in a position to explain and expand on what is in your CV.
A CV is an essential tool in your job search. When applying for a vacancy you generally first have to send your CV to present yourself to the prospective employer.

A targeted CV
This kind of CV is a way to focus your career towards a particular objective, within a specific industry or a specific company.
A targeted CV is written in a way that highlights skills, qualifications and experience that match the requirements of the advertised position. Writing a targeted CV is effective when:

• You know the requirements of a particular position.
• You know which company you will be sending your CV to.
• You are sending your CV in reply to a specific job advert.
• You need to compose different CVs each corresponding to a different career objective.