When writing a CV, it’s important to remember to try and keep it concise and too the point. A situation arises when you have had multiple jobs and your CV starts to become more of an essay.
The solution is to group similar jobs and work experience together. This is achieved by clearly defining the sections and sub sections within your document. It allows you to display your skills, duties and responsibilities once rather than repeating or copy and pasting under each job. The presentation of your CV layout is the key to illustrate your message to the employer.
Section, sub-section, grouping example below:
Aug 2011 – Nov 2011
June 2009 – Nov 2010
Eg. Ability to communicate information to staff; video conference, email, web-blogs and presentations.
2nd description e.g Dealing with customer complaints
3rd description e.g Liaising with suppliers
Call centre operative
Aug 2008 – Nov 2007
June 2007 – Nov 2010
Description of duties and responsibilities as a call centre operative
2nd description relating to this job
3rd description and so on
As you can see from the example, by grouping sections and sub-sections you can create a simple yet concise and informative CV for your job application. The variation of this method is used in a Functional CV and Skills CV where the main section is the Skills and the sub section or a separate section for your previous employers.
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