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What do you start with on your CV?

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#1 +John Teacake

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 08:43

On your CV, What do you start with? Besides the obligatory Name and Contact etc Do you start with ... Qualifications, Experience, Or maybe something else?



#2 Nick H.

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 08:54

I start with key skills in a bullet form, then employment with the list going from my previous job backwards, followed by education. But that's because I've now been working for a while in IT. If my previous work experience was in the form of bar work while I had been working on a masters degree (as an example) then I would probably put education first...unless the job I was applying for is bar work. :laugh:

Basically, it's about judging what is most imporant for the employer to see.

#3 Alwaysonacoffebreak


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Posted 14 May 2014 - 09:01

Personal detials-previous employment-education-skills


That's how we are required to do it here anyway :)


But I guess someways it would be better to up the skills before the previous employment detials for certain employers :)

#4 Richard C.

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 12:48

Name, address, short paragraph, previous employment, education, other skills. In that order.

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 12:54

Personal Profile, eg: who you are and why you're so awesome

#6 Roger H.

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 15:42

I do work or maybe just a quick skills summary at the top. Education is after that somewhere. My education in school sorta means Jack in today's world. Lol. Like yeah I got a degree but its just a piece of paper (and lots of money spent) at this point.

If you are just starting out then yeah education is priority. However if you are more than 5yrs into any career then its not as important anymore unless continuing education is required for your trade or license.

#7 pack34


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Posted 25 May 2014 - 15:47

First page (Essentially the compacted single page resume)

1. Contact information in header of document

2. Personal Summary (A couple lines of who I am, and why I would be a great candidate)

3. Relevant Employment history

4. Compacted list of hard skills


(The rest, forming the CV)

5. Detailed list of professional projects that demonstrate my abilities 

6. Detailed list of personal projects that expand my skill-set outside of work

7. Professional memberships, certifications, etc