CV and resume advice

The best way to approach your Curriculum Vitae(CV)/Resume is to think of it as your unique marketing tool, which should be powerful enough to ignite the interest of the reader and reflect what a great potential employee you are.

Before writing or updating your CV/resume make sure that you have read carefully the job description for the post that you are applying for and researched (easily done via internet) the organisation itself.

Your application will determine whether you get long listed for a position but remember it will be constantly reassessed right up until an offer is made by numerous individuals. Your CV/Resume will need to be up-to-date and should always be accompanied by a supporting letter setting out your most relevant skills and experience and a clear and forthright explanation about your motivations for applying for the post and the special talents that you would bring to the organisation. The design of all documents should be user friendly, kept concise and written in standard fonts for ease of use. We would recommend that you do not include photographs of yourself nor complex graphics.

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