The job market continues to remain highly competitive for candidates with employers often overwhelmed by the numbers of applications received for every vacancy. In today’s tough economic climate, finding a new job can be frustrating, but fine-tuning your CV can help secure the next step: a job interview.
A CV is the most flexible and convenient way to make applications. It conveys your personal details in the way that presents you in the best possible light. A CV is a marketing document in which you are marketing something: yourself! You need to “sell” your skills, abilities, qualifications and experience to employers.
Don’t format your CV in a way that will distract from the content or confuse the reader – keep it simple and consistent throughout. A well designed CV may stand out and grab the recruiter’s attention, but this could be for the wrong reasons.
This format gives you an idea of how to lay out your CV in a professional modern format, giving specific details about your skills and experience.