What’s in a CV?

Your CV is probably one the most important documents that you’ll ever compile. Treat it with care and respect.

Nurture it. Feed it. Love it. Give it attention.

When building your CV, make sure that the information you capture is short, punchy and has the purpose of capturing the attention of your intended audience.

How do you build an awesome CV?

Simple.

Employers, whether for an internship or a full-time role, want to see that you’ve got the good stuff, so tell them that you do, in as little words as possible.

Tips on a great CV

  • Include your full name, contact details (phone & email) and your LinkedIn profile. Exclude your ID number. It poses a security risk.
  • Make it concise. Your CV is not designed to represent every detail of your life story. It’s designed to get your foot in the door. No CV should ever be longer than 2 pages (some say 1 page). *we really love the 1 pager*
  • Invest in a good looking template, but keep it simple. Don’t be too loud. We highly recommended Enhancv or Canva (online resources), or get in touch with us to help you out. We love deriving simplicity and making it beautiful.
  • List your job experience in reverse chronological order. That means start with your most recent and work your way back from there.
  • Do not write long paragraphs. Use bullet points to improve readability and never use more than three bullet points per job.
  • Try to use graphical representations of information where you can. Skills bars and icons are a good way to achieve this.
  • List some personal interests, and try to not make them boring. This is a peephole into you as a person.

Pop us a mail at [email protected] and we’ll be happy to assist you through the process.

Lekker!

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