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CV Tips
The visual layout of your CV is very important. Even though the wording you use may be correct, if people can’t find the information they want quickly enough, they will move on to someone else’s CV. It is usually best to use a fairly straightforward layout, using plenty of ‘white’ space and appropriate headings and section breaks. Don’t try to use fancy borders or graphics, as these often make the file size very large, causing problems when you try to email your CV or print it out.
You might have the following sections:
  1. Profile (or Summary).
  2. Major Achievements.
  3. Career History (or Work Experience).
  4. Education / Qualifications (this may go before the Career History section if you are still studying or have recently left education).
  5. Training (may be combined with Education, depending on space).
  6. Language Skills (optional).
  7. IT Skills (optional).
Please treat the above list as a guide rather than a fixed formula. What works best for one person may be inappropriate for another.