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CV Guide

Your CV is designed to do one thing and one thing only: to get you an interview. Yet the average client will only spend between 20 to 30 seconds glancing at your CV which means that you need to make an impression quickly and sell yourself.

HOCAPS believe strongly that the CV is your document and should very much reflect your personal style and presentation.

You should also bear in mind that some companies receive many CVs during the course of each week, whether they are solicited or not and a poorly written or badly presented CV will be quickly dismissed.

Whilst there is no one right way to write a CV, there are some well established guidelines and the information you are putting across must be:

  • Pertinent and to the point

  • Checked for spelling and grammar

  • Easy to read, i.e. legible and in a clear font

  • No more than 4 pages, preferably 2 or 3

You must also try and write your CV so it is specific to the position you are applying for. Employers do not have time to read your life history, they are looking to fill a position and your background and experience must be appropriate.

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