The purpose of a CV is to present your skills and abilities in the best possible manner to get you noticed by prospective employers. Based on our vast experience in sieving through CV, we have come up with general information to guide you on your CV preparation.
You should list your full name and contact details, ideally including a mobile number and email address. Do not provide your direct work phone number if it will be inconvenient for you to be contacted at it.
A photo of yourself in professional attire should be placed in your CV. For males, you should be dressed in a formal collared shirt with tie. For females, you should be dressed in a formal collared shirt or formal dress.
Education and Professional Qualifications
This should also be in chronological order, starting with the most recent work experience to date, highlighting the company name, your title, commencement and completion dates. In bullet point format, include your main responsibilities and achievements.
Co-curriculum Activity and Interests
Similarly, this should be in chronological order, starting with the most recent co-curriculum activity, stating the activity, your title, commencement and completion day. In bullet point format, include your main responsibilities and achievements.
Skills and Knowledge
List all software systems that you have had exposure to, such as Microsoft Office. In today’s market it is important to have strong and up to date systems skills. In this section of your CV you should include your language skills and your level of competency and fluency in each language.
Interviewing can be a daunting task for any professional, especially so for a fresh graduate. As such, our experienced recruitment team has come up with a guide to assist fresh graduates in their preparation for interviews.
Ensure that you are aware of the exact location of the interview, the directions to get there and the time of interview. It is natural to feel nervous before an interview. Your goal is to eliminate unnecessary nervousness by being well prepared and being punctual.
Write notes about what happened as soon as you can. This is especially crucial if you are going to more than one interview in the same day, to prevent confusion of details between interviews.
This information will be of great help if you are invited back for a second interview. In addition, it can be a form of reflection for how you perform during the interview.
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