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How To Write A CV or Resume~ Part 2 ~

Go back a page for Part 1 of our Resume and CV Writing Guide.

Stay here and we'll cover the following parts of your resume or CV:

  • Heading
  • Objective
  • Qualifications
  • Work Experience
  • Key Skills
  • Achievements
  • Interests
  • References

How To Write A CV Heading

This is the place on your resume or CV for general information such as:

  • Your Name
  • Your address
  • Your e-mail address
  • Your phone numbers (landline and mobile)

(If you're applying for an overseas job, don't forget to include your international dialling code on your resume or CV.)

How To Write A CV or Resume Objective

Your CV or resume objective needs to set out, clearly but briefly, why you want the job and what you can do for the Company.

Here's an example:

"I am a successful Microsoft Certified Professional with 7 years IT experience, most recently in a supervisory role to which I was promoted after only 2 years.

I wish to join your Company as a Technical Team Leader to develop my management skills and broaden my IT experience. I am confident that I can improve XYZ Company's success through delivering first class technology solutions to the business."

If you're actively job hunting, we recommend having several resumes/CVs with different profiles or objectives. This is simply because you need to tailor your resume or CV to each job. A general CV or resume may not get you an interview for a particular job if you've not highlighted strengths the interviewer is looking for (but someone else has!).

For example, have a CV or resume for Technology Team Leader and one for Senior Technology Technician. You might be actively looking for senior technology jobs and would consider either role, so have a resume for each. One will highlight team leader experience and qualities. The other might highlight your technical expertise and mentoring skills.

Here's more help on how to write a cv or resume objective including resume objective examples.

How To Write A CV -- Qualifications

List all your qualifications in this section of your resume or CV, grouped into dates or types of qualification for easy reference.

If you don't have enough room for them all on your CV or resume, include the relevant ones and add a note which refers to an attached appendix where ALL your qualifications are listed.

If you have more work experience than qualifications, change the order of the resume or CV and put the Work Experience section before this one.

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But if you want to write the perfect CV or resume yourself, here's advice on what to write in the following sections:

  • Work Experience
  • Key Skills
  • Achievements
  • Interests
  • References

Follow our advice and you'll soon discover how to write a CV or resume that wins interviews!

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