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4 Tips for a Brilliant CV

First impressions count. With nearly 400 candidates on average applying for each vacancy, you can increase your chances to make the shortlist, provided you provide exceptional detail and information to ensure we are able to discover you in the sea of applicants. Follow these guidelines to stand out from the crowd: Ensure that you have a reason for leaving with every company in your work history and that you have a detailed / comprehensive description of your actual daily duties with each. List your achievements and what value you added for each previous position held. Always include your current salary

First impressions count. With nearly 400 candidates on average applying for each vacancy, you can increase your chances to make the shortlist, provided you provide exceptional detail and information to ensure we are able to discover you in the sea of applicants.

Follow these guidelines to stand out from the crowd:

  1. Ensure that you have a reason for leaving with every company in your work history and that you have a detailed / comprehensive description of your actual daily duties with each.
  2. List your achievements and what value you added for each previous position held.
  3. Always include your current salary (cost to company and list all benefits) as well as your expected salary and benefits keeping in mind a realistic market related figure.
  4. A good cover letter introducing yourself and why we should consider marketing you to our clients should always accompany your CV.

Make sure you include the following detail:

 
1. Name
2. Surname
3. Contact number
4. Email address
5. ID number
6. All qualifications
7. Memberships to any relevant organisations / associations
8. Chronological work history always starting with your most recent position.

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