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5 Important CV Sections That Will Get You Hired

Posted by | June 11, 2015 | Scholarships_CareerTips

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By Sera Kazungu

Do you sometimes feel like your CV is what makes you miss out on Jobs? Whether this is the case or not, you should consider checking your CV.

It is very important because it is what ‘introduces’ you to a potential employer before you have said anything. It is what creates your first impression.

Florence Mukunya, a professional CV writer and career advisor at Corporate Staffing Services says no section of the CV is more important than the other. The whole CV should be customized for the job that you are looking for.

So, how exactly should the different sections of your CV have to be in order to ensure that you make a lasting impression?

CV Sections That Will Get You The Job

1. Profile
This should be customized to the profession you are in. It should clearly state professions you have been in and the ones you have been looking for. E.g if you are in sales, you could write your profile as below.

“I am a mature, positive and hardworking individual, who always strives to achieve the highest standard possible, at any given task. I posses excellent communication skills and I have the ability and experience to relate to a wide range of people. I enjoy learning new things, I can work very well under pressure and I have the sales experience to handle customer complaints and solving problematic situations.”

2. Education
Adding your primary level qualifications may not be necessary unless you are an entry level or have not had a long educational history.

3. Work experience

You should start with the most current work that you have done or are currently doing. This helps keep track of how recent your experience is. This section of your CV should be brief and to the point. It should also be written in point form.

4. Others
This is where you mention your hobbies and memberships that you hold. Be careful only to include those that are relevant to the job you are applying for.

5. Referees
This is an important section. They should be three referees in your CV. Avoid putting your friends as referees. An authoritative referee is one who has worked with you in a managerial or supervisory level. Pick wisely as these are the people who will determine how a potential employer views you.

Stick to these tips and let your CV speak for you as you apply for new job opportunities.