It is absolutely vital that your
CV is as perfect as possible and makes the optimum impact so that it
stands out from the rest.
The main object of a CV is to get
you selected for an interview. Busy
employers limit the time to scan each individual application to half a
In your covering letter
do not simply write that you are applying for the job and are enclosing a
CV. Look for the key words in the ad. Ensure each point is covered
highlighting particular strengths and achievements, which show that you are
the best candidate.
Explain why you are writing,
where you saw the ad, what you can offer, how it could
be of use, refer to your enclosed CV and highlight your most relevant
feature. Demonstrate that you are really interested in the job on
offer. Send to a named person (donít use Sir or Madam). If you do not
have a name then contact the organization. Print or type unless you
are specifically asked to use handwriting.
Use a Chronological CV to list your
experience and achievements, to emphasize continuity and career growth, in
reverse order, starting with the current one.