Putting together a decent curriculum vitae can be immensely
frustrating. You don?t really know what people are interested in
hearing, & it can be hard to strike a balance between being
professional & still having a personality!
The normal formula for a CV goes something like this?
Name & contact details ? Address, Pphone number, email address.
? A short description about yourself & your skills & possibly
? So, if you can program in C++ or speak German or you?re a whizz with
spreadsheets, write them down. Be as specific as you can be (?Expert
with Access databases?) & list them in bullet-point format.
? with your most recent roles listed first. There is some debate as to
how far in your history you should go back, but I think listing any
more than 10 positions will probably make you look a bit flakey.
? this is the place to say that you have a PhD in welding, for example,
or that you took a course in tying your shoelaces, etc. You should
include grades (don?t fake them, people sometimes ask for proof!) &
the institution you studed at.
Additional skills ? you can write anything you like here, say that you have management experience or make great coffee.
? if you like playing darts or painting, write it down here. Keep it
relatively sane-sounding, even if you?re not.