How to Write a Winning CV


CV WritingHaving a common CV to be applied for any job vacancy may not be the best way of doing it. It is important to have a specific CV for a specific vacancy. This is because different companies look for different skills and competencies in candidates even if the vacancy is for the same job vacancy. For instance one company's expectations from an Accountant might differ from another. Writing a CV for a specific job is not always as easy as you might think as it requires some research & writing skills. First you need  to read the vacancy advertisement thoroughly and understand what the employer is exactly looking for. Then you need to do some research on the company where the vacancy exists. You need to analyze the qualifications, skills and competencies the company is looking for. Then you should start writing your CV highlighting the qualities you possess which are required by the employer. Given below are some of the CV formats to start with. Please note that you need to make amendments where necessary before sending it to the employer.

 

General CV Format
General CV Format. Suitable for school leavers or Accounting career beginners. 


General CV Format - 2 
Another general CV Format. Suitable for school leavers or IT career beginners. 


Detail CV Format
CV Format for candidates with some experience or qualifications.  


Brief CV Format
CV Format suitable for experienced candidates.  


Marketing CV Format
CV Format suitable for marketing professionals. 
 


Academic CV Format
CV format suitable for applying academic vacancies.  


Marketing CV Format
CV format suitable for experienced marketers.  


Professional CV
CV Format for candidates with with higher professional qualifications.  


Detailed CV Format
CV Format for candidates professional candidates. 
 

 

General Covering Letter Format 
General Cover Letter format to be used in applying for advertised vacancies.  


Open Covering Letter Format

Cover letter format that can be used in applying for any suitable vacancy. 

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