Your CV is the most important tool in job hunting. Invest time in creating a well-structured and presentable CV.
Below is a guide on how you can structure your CV.
This refers to the following information:
This section will include:
This section should include a list of all the work experience you have, starting form the most recent work. Include part time work as well. Each listing should include the following:
This section summarises all the formal and informal education you have received. The list should begin with the most recent and work backwards. Each listing should include the following:
This section will list all the volunteer work that you have done. This is a very important section as it shows you are involved in your community and care about the welfare of others. Listings here should be reflected in the same way that paid work is.
Positions of Leadership
This section will briefly list all the positions of leadership you have held in your professional and private life. The listings should be reflected as follows:
Awards and Achievements
This section will briefly list your awards or achievements. The listings should be reflected as follows:
Clubs and Societies
This section will list all the clubs and societies you have belonged to as well as those you are currently involved in.
This section will list all the people you have requested to act as references. Their information should be reflected as follows:
Source: NICRO (2014). Workseekers Programme Facilitator Manual.