Important Details on CVs

Jan 25, 2023 ByLaura Lee

If you are looking for a new job or even trying to update your current CV, there are some important details that you need to know. Writing a great CV is important in getting the job you want. A well-crafted CV can be the difference between being selected and not being selected for an interview. It will help if you put together a fine balance of skills, experience, and personal qualities when constructing your CV. With proper formatting, content, and length, each employer will get to know who you are through your resume. Here are some important details to add to your CV. The first important detail to include in your resume (CV) is your name; only your first and last name is required; then, add your professional job title with your name. Your contact information is next to your name and job title. At a minimum, you should include your phone number and email address.

The next section of your resume is your profile. Although this section is known by many names in the recruitment industry, such as personal profile, professional profile, and personal statement, it has the main purpose. Your profile should give a potential employer a quick overview of what you do, what your job entails, what you bring to the job, and your current career goals. It is a short section, but it should demonstrate your job sustainability and effectively convince employers that the rest of your CV is worth reading.

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Another important detail to include in your CV is your employment history. This section details your job positions in reverse chronological order, so your most recent role is first. For each job, provide your date of employment, title, company, and bullet point describing your responsibilities and accomplishments. The experiences gained in these roles are important to your resume because they allow the hiring manager to understand your skills and abilities through your work history. Also, volunteer work can be incredibly valuable on your CV, especially if it is related to the position you are applying for. Adding this experience is also a great way to fill job gaps on your resume.