The purpose of your CV

The purpose of your CV is to get a job interview.  Although it means "way of life", don't include every detail of your past!

Your CV needs to:

  • Reflect honestly and accurately your career and accomplishments to date

  • Highlight the qualities you have that support your application

  • Make the recruiter's task easy and lead them to think, "I want to interview this candidate"

A recruiter spends about 30 seconds scanning your CV before classifying it as a Yes, No or Maybe. Make their job easy by tailoring your CV to the skills and experience specified in the job ad and by presenting the information clearly.

There's no magic way to put your CV together.  Everyone has their own style and so everyone's CV will be personal and unique.  However, when putting your CV together, do consider the following