Your CV are the ‘make or break’ when it comes to getting the call from the recruiter or hiring manager of the job you are applying to.
A study has found that recruiters spend only 6 seconds scanning every CV they get.
So, you want to make those seconds count!
Get it right- and the chances are you’ll get the call.
Get it wrong… well we all know what it means.
BEFORE YOU APPLY…
Read the job description thoroughly, if you have any information who is the recruiter or the hiring manager – read about their background, and read about the company.
This information will give you an insight to what is important or what might be appealing when you apply – and you can adjust your CV accordingly.
Name, location, email, mobile and link to your LinkedIn profile (make sure it’s updated!)
Also include your current state in Australia (457 Visa, PR, Australian Citizen)
3-5 sentences about YOU
Who are you? What have you achieved so far? What are your careers aspirations?
Education and Qualifications:
Institutions, courses, certificates – anything that is relevant to your industry
Include years and anything you have to ‘show off’ (Cum laude?)
List Companies and locations, roles and years in reverse chronological order.
How many years/roles back? 10 years back.
For every position list the:
Ideally 5-7 bullet points.
what do you actually have experienced in? What are your strengths?
List your personal skills and Technical skills.
Languages: Do you speak more than one language? Great! Don’t forget to mention it- and the level of
Volunteer work: Do you give back to society?
Hobbies and Interests: What are you passionate about?
TIP for Graduates/ Junior SW Engineers:
Add you average / outstanding grades in specific courses
What projects are you working on in your spare time?
Keep the design simple and consistent through the doc (don’t use 5 different fonts)
What not to include: