How to write the perfect
Your CV is your opportunity to sell yourself and impress a potential employer.
Make it count
The employer may have 50 other CVs in their in tray.
Many of those will be long, boring, and badly laid out.
Make your CV stand out, and save it from the reject pile.
Make it a star CV!
Golden rules for CVs
Keep it short
Keep it factual
Include clear headings
Make sure it's logical
Before you start...
Keep it under 2 pages
Use a standard format like Microsoft Word
Don't use formatted tables
Whoever is reading your CV will thank you!
...a summary. Grab your reader's attention straight away with everything they need to know.
I'm a British Chartering Director with 15 years' industry experience, including 4 years as a shipbroker. I currently run a regional office, am really well connected, a great negotiator, and I'm fluent in German.
State your position, and any relevant information (vessel types, tasks, achievements, responsibilities)
Education history should be in reverse chronological order
Your work history
Describe what you do, and why you're good at it
Talk about your location preferences, and any languages you speak. Are you willing to travel?
Let your future employers know what you like to do in your spare time: what are your hobbies?
Don't forget to check your spelling and grammar!
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