What do we need to see on your CV?
Start with a detailed job description for each of the jobs that you have had with special emphasis on your current role. To get this right, sit down and start with a list of what you are directly responsible for completing, achieving, developing, supporting or maintaining in a standard 8 hour day.
Important things to include in the pin-point descriptions are:
- A list of ALL of your day-to-day tasks.
- A full description of each of the projects that you are, or have been, involved in.
Remember to include things like the project name, aim, your specific role and the outcome of the project.
A few examples:
If you are in Finance we need things like Bookvalues, Type of Accounts, Local or Foreign Currency etc.
If you are in Sales it is important to mention your Sales Budget and what you actually achieve, What area do you service, Who are your clients, What Products you sell etc.
If you are in Buyer you need to inform us of How many suppliers you work with, Is your suppliers locally or internationally based, What is your Stock Value, What Products do you source, Do you get involved in handling planning and forecasts,what reports do you generate etc
- Resources: How many people did you supervise?
- Technologies: What technologies were utilized? (i.e. MS Office, Accpac, Pastel, SAP, C# on SQL Server 2005 and Visual Studio 2008)
- Responsibilities: What were your direct responsibilities within the team?
- Outcome: How long did the project take to complete? Did it meet deadlines and expectations?
- A list of any special achievements you’ve had on the job.
- The job title of the person you report to.
Putting together a proper job description for each of your current and previous roles will go a long way towards creating a CV that will stand out from the pack – this will make it easier for Recruiters to identify
you as a potential match for the job!
Remember: The best detailed CV gets the Interview and not the longest CV!!!