CV tips - Hays.nl
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- Use a common font. Do not use italic and decorative characters in your resume
- Do not use decorative borders or other drawings or backgrounds. Unless you apply for a creative function
- Try limiting the CV to two, at most three, pages
Building your cv
- Place your name at the top of the first page with your contact details right below it. Only add your work telephone if you do not mind being contacted there
A personal statement directly beneath your contact details gives employers a snapshot of your key skills and work ambitions and should catch their attention if it marries up with what they are looking for.
- The structure of the CV must be easy to read. Present the facts clearly and concisely
- Use bullet points instead of sentences
- Training, academic results and work experience are best presented in reverse order. Your most recent diploma must be mentioned first
- Never leave data away. For example, if you have taken a sabbatical, mention this.
- List hobbies and interests as the end and keep this short
Check your CV
- Carefully read the CV and check the spelling. Ask someone else to read it if necessary. After all, mistakes are not always visible to the person who made them
- Send your resume by e-mail, always accompanied with a cover letter
- Remember that your CV is your first impression. Take the time to take care of your resume
The purpose of your cv is to be invited for an interview. Therefore make sure your CV is concise, interesting and inviting, so that the employer would like to know more about you.
We developed a free resume template for you to download, in which you can apply the above tips.