CV writing is part part, part science, and completely subjective.
There are millions of websites and thousands of books offering advice on how to write a winning CV. But every recruitment agent and HR manager has a different idea about what works on a CV ... how do you know what works?
Basic rules everyone (mostly) agrees on:
But it's a lot more complex than that. You have three choices on learning how to write a great CV:
- Do not use a pretty picture cover page.
- Do not include a photo of yourself.
- Do not state your age, marital status, religion, IRD number, bank account number, children’s names, etc.
- Do not provide your current work number.
- Do not use irrelevant or old information.
- Do not put anything negative.
- Include contact information.
- Include employment history.
- Include qualifications and awards.
- Use bullet points instead of solid text.
- Write in third person but keep use of all pronouns to a minimum.
- Use action verbs to describe your skills and experiences instead of clichés.
- Spend hours upon hours trying to work it out for yourself.
- Pay someone to write a CV for you. This will cost anywhere from $150 to $500+, and you need a different CV for every job you apply for.
- Learn how to write your own winning CV at a Right Good CV Writing Class.
We'll teach you the tips and tricks the big (and expensive) CV writing companies use, so you don't have to come back to us every time you need a new CV.
Does it work? After one client applied for 253 jobs with no sucess she learnt the Art and Science of CV Writing from Right Good, sent out six "new look" CVs, and was offered six job interviews.
Call us on 021 1743 611 to ask about our next classes.