Guidelines for writing a CV  

                                                         

  • Personal information (name, address, contact nos, email, skype id)
  • D.O.B required for visa purposes
  • Educational qualifications (secondary school/tertiary education) Specify the degree obtained and when
  • Employment history(previous and current) Include the exact dates
  • Ensure that the most recent employment is put first dating backward with no gaps in employment. If you have taken gaps to travel, stay-at-home or were unemployed, please state this clearly
  • Include the details and contact email addresses of at least two professional referees who are contactable – References from colleagues are NOT acceptable
  • TWO written references are required from different previous employers stating the dates of employment and position you held and this must be signed and on the school/company letterhead
  • NB!!!Employers want to know who they are dealing with and see what you look like. Ensure that you have a professional looking color jpeg photograph of yourself on the front page (women must have their shoulders covered) No tilted head and shoulder shots-please wear something professional and smile looking straight into the camera like you would when applying for a passport
  • The CV must be no longer than 2-3 pages long. If your CV is not concise and easy to read, professional and short it will be discarded by hiring managers without hesitation.
  • Check margins and that font sizes match