As a jobseeker nothing markets you than a C.  In fact for foreign workers, the employers heavily rely on your CV. Many do not even do interview but only rely on your CV. Simply put a CV is your marketing tool. You get it right you are half way done to your dream job. It takes you the next stage of Interviews or the job itself.

The CV should show your achievements and your expected unique value to the employer in a brief and plain Language. Your high caliber recommenders or work area just spices the CV but can’t guarantee a job.

Remember the employer wants what you can do for him foremost. The others are simply endorsers of your CV not guarantors of your capabilities.

An effective CV will have the following at a minimum:

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[mvc_infobox info_style=”mega_info_box_2″ info_opt=”show_icon” icon_size=”” shadow=”vc_info_box_shadow” title_color=”#43017d” caption_url=”” border_clr=”#43017d” title_size=”20″]Your CV should be in plain language, smooth in reading, brief and to the point.[/mvc_infobox][mvc_infobox info_style=”mega_info_box_2″ info_opt=”show_icon” icon_size=”” shadow=”vc_info_box_shadow” title_color=”#43017d” caption_url=”” border_clr=”#43017d” title_size=”20″]Clearly show your achievements.[/mvc_infobox][mvc_infobox info_style=”mega_info_box_2″ info_opt=”show_icon” icon_size=”” shadow=”vc_info_box_shadow” title_color=”#43017d” caption_url=”” border_clr=”#43017d” title_size=”20″]Use short sentences.[/mvc_infobox]
[mvc_infobox info_style=”mega_info_box_2″ info_opt=”show_icon” icon_size=”” shadow=”vc_info_box_shadow” title_color=”#43017d” caption_url=”” border_clr=”#43017d” title_size=”20″]Present facts and avoid exaggerations or over emphasis.[/mvc_infobox][mvc_infobox info_style=”mega_info_box_2″ info_opt=”show_icon” icon_size=”” shadow=”vc_info_box_shadow” title_color=”#43017d” caption_url=”” border_clr=”#43017d” title_size=”20″]Answer every selection criteria as provided with the relevant information. It’s like a checklist.[/mvc_infobox][mvc_infobox info_style=”mega_info_box_2″ info_opt=”show_icon” icon_size=”” shadow=”vc_info_box_shadow” title_color=”#43017d” caption_url=”” border_clr=”#43017d” title_size=”20″]Focus on what you can do to the employer with specifics.[/mvc_infobox]
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[ultimate_icon_list icon_size=”15″ icon_margin=”20″][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#43017d”]Name, address, contact details are put at top of page.[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#43017d”]A brief profile that summarizes your skills and life aspirations-about one paragraph.[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#43017d”]Your profile that is name, address and contact details should be at the top of the page.[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#43017d”]Profile your career in reverse order. Start with the current job, employers, period worked there (year and months) and key roles. Membership of relevant bodies should be indicated.[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#43017d”]Preferably using bullets; describe your objectives and responsibilities with more details on current job.[/ultimate_icon_list_item][/ultimate_icon_list]
[ultimate_icon_list icon_size=”15″ icon_margin=”20″][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#43017d”]Show your interests and hobbies in precise. Additional information here should justify relationship with your role or output.[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#43017d”]Education in a summarized way. Emphasis on higher education[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#43017d”]Include other qualifications that have relevancy to your application and job. Period taken is relevant here.[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#43017d”]Put credible references and info them in advance in case they are asked. Or put “References available on request”[/ultimate_icon_list_item][/ultimate_icon_list]