Module 3 – Writing a CV
A CV should be easy to read, short and attractive as well as current and up-to-date.
It must include:
- Your work history
- Your training and achievements (work related)
- Skills and abilities that apply to the job
- A brief introduction that ‘sells’ you to the job.
There are two communication principles to remember:
1. Keep it simple2. If they didn't read it, you didn't say it.
Do I really need a CV?
It’s a good idea to put some time and energy into writing a CV.
- You can ‘sell yourself’ by putting skills and talents in your CV that are not usually asked for in an application
- You have more control over what an employer knows about you
- You can demonstrate you have initiative and are professional
- You can explain upfront about any weaknesses you have
- You can give the employer more to talk about in an interview