Candidates

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

KEEP IT SHORT

  • Your CV should prompt interest immediately. Keep it concise and to the point.  
  • Two to four pages is plenty. The length depends on how many years of experience you have – your CV needs to be comprehensive enough to get you an interview.

KEEP IT UP TO DATE

  • Your CV is a work in progress. Keep it updated and regularly add in new certifications, responsibilities and achievements.
  • Always put your most recent role on the first page.
  • Clearly outline your achievements as these will lift you above other candidates.

MAKE IT ACCESSIBLE

  • Microsoft Word documents are best as they can be read by everyone regardless of the type of computer they use.  
  • Make your CV easy to read. Use bold, underline and bullet points to emphasise different details. 
  • Don’t include logos or pictures, as the reader might not be able to view them and they may make your CV file too large. 

MAKE IT CLEAR AND RELEVANT

  • Your CV should always be relevant to the position for which you are applying. A generic CV will not work for different types of jobs. You should have a few different CVs ready to cover various role types.
  • Ask a friend or family member to read your CV. If they understand what you do and how well you do it, then you’re on the right track.

 

Don’t have a current CV, use our template to populate your details.  We’ve surveyed a number of employers and this format was voted the easiest to read and summarise a candidates profile, skills, experience and qualifications.

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