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CV Guide

Name and Contact Details

Make it easy for people to get hold of you, give them a daytime telephone number or a mobile (only if you keep it switched on).

Professional Profile

Focus on your target job requirements and highlight your key selling points. 

Technical Profile

For a technical specialist, this is a vital section, so make it as comprehensive as possible; hands-on programmers might indicate the level of their experience in each language.

Employment Summary

If you are a recent graduate with limited work experience, include relevant internships/work experiences.If you've had several similar jobs, consider using a functional, skills based format, summarising your experience under sub-headings such as Technology Project Management, Applications Development, IT Support Networking etc. If you have no relevant experience, include details of projects you have completed as part of your training.

Project Summary

If you have more than 2-3 projects to highlight, prepare a separate "Selected Project Summary" sheet to attach to your CV.

Personal Details

This should include your date of birth, whether you have a clean driving licence any relevant foreign language and a brief insight into your hobbies and interests.

General Points

Try to make the first page a summary of your main skills and experience. Limit your CV to a maximum of 2 pages, with additional separate project summary sheets as required. Present the information clearly and concisely, it may be scanned and should be easy to receive via email. Include industry/technical buzzwords where appropriate. Highlight any added-value skills.