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The Resume/CV

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Your resume is what gets you to the interview stage, so it should highlight to the employer your:

  • Achievements
  • Previous experience
  • Knowledge
  • Qualifications
  • Skills
  • Personal information.

Layout of a resume

  • Numerous quality layouts are available in Microsoft Office and on the internet. Choose a layout that is easy to read.
  • Employers are interested in how well your profile suits the requirements of the job
  • Correct spelling, sentence construction, and punctuation are critical
  • If it’s difficult to read, it’s a NO
  • Ensure you give enough information to show that you have the required experience
  • Don’t give irrelevant, outdated information Don’t make the resume too long.


  • Contact 2 referees who can vouch for your work, communication style, interpersonal skills, stability, reliability, etc.
  • Check that they are willing and will be available to act as your referee.
  • Ensure you have up-to-date contact details.
  • Provide phone and email details.
  • Include referees on your resume if possible.
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