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Do’s and Don’t for that Perfect CV

Date Added: May 10, 2021

Do’s and Don’t for that Perfect CV

With today’s competitive job market, it requires not only patience and persistence, but a CV that stands out from the crowd. You don’t only want to make a good impression but a lasting impression. Typically, it only takes employers 10 seconds to decide if you have made the short list so here at Royal Educare, we want to ensure our candidates have the resources to achieve their dream job.

• Make sure your names, address and contact details are on the top of your CV acting as a page title. Use a professional sounding email address.
• Your CV should be no longer than 2 pages. The text should be clear and easy for the hiring manager to read. The recommended font size is 11.
• Make your CV stand out by using attractive layouts and every section should be clearly outline. It is also a good idea for you to get someone to proofread your CV to check for spelling and grammatical errors.
• Try to include skills and experience that is relevant to the job role you are apply for. Avoid using irrelevant information. The employer wants to know why you are suitable for this role.
• Include ‘power’ words – These are keywords that the employer will be looking for such as leadership, accomplished, supervised or improved.

• Include false information about yourself. Even if you get the job, there is a strong possibility that the lie will come back to haunt you.
• Handwrite your CV. This makes your application look old-fashioned and outdated; plus, the employer may not be able to read your handwriting.
• Include negative information. This means no complaining about previous employers or giving reasons for why you left. As well as information on failed exams, divorces or failed business startup-attempts.
• Mention money on your CV. Salary and benefits should be kept until the interview stage.

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