What you write in your CV and how you write it will determine whether or not your get that interview. You may have as little as 10 seconds to sell yourself to the person reading it. After that they will either put it down for the next one or read on.
- Keep your CV to one or two pages
- Keep it concise, neat and easy to read
- Make sure there are no date gaps
- Check your spelling
Think about what the employer is looking for in an ideal candidate and the skills, abilities and experience required. Arrange your most significant examples of how you meet their requirements on the front page.
In most cases, a chronological CV is benefited by a summary of qualifications that quickly shows relevant skills to an employer.
The functional format presents qualifications that support your current employment objective by focusing on your skills and experiences without showing your work history.
The combination format combines the features of the chronological and the functional formats. It allows you to focus more thoroughly on your marketable skills and qualifications first and foremost before presenting your employment history.