Posted on 2/10/2018 by Consult Group
On average, you only have 15 seconds to capture an employer’s attention before they move to the next candidate – make your CV easy to read, using bullet points and even spacing. Information you should include on your resume.
- Contact Information
Most companies keep records on file for any future positions – ensure you are reachable. Provide your full name, and both a current private email and private mobile phone.
Include a very brief overview about what you offer a prospective employer – Why YOU and not another candidate?
Outline your work history – Position, Employment Dates & Company (reverse chronological) Bullet point list of responsibilities (what), identify managed staff or key clients (who), key achievements (results) and what you did to achieve (how).
- Education / Qualifications / Training
Outline the Degree/s attained, Date completed and Institution attended. Additionally, list any special awards / honours, related training or accreditations – including work related.
A full list of key skills, traits and experience – include both hard and soft skills related to the position / career field that you are applying for.
- References available upon request
Keep a separate list of referees to provide upon request – ensure you have permission from referees to provide their contact details and their willingness to refer you.