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A perfect CV layout has 2 objectives:
To illustrate your strengths and maximise your chances of getting through to interview and to put factual information, such as dates, places, names together in a presentable and readable form.
It is claimed that the human eyes are naturally drawn to a focal point one third down from the top of the page. Therefore, put your most useful information in this area. It will usually be your Profile which is a summary of your skills, experience and achievements condensed into one paragraph. Always get a second opinion when you have put your CV together. It is difficult to be objective about oneself.
It is often thought that a good CV should be fitted on to one side of A4 and a professional CV over two. This can be difficult if you are a mature applicant with a long employment history.
As a 'rule of thumb' there should be more white than black on a page to make it easier to read. It is a good idea to start with your Career History as this will highlight your Key Skills and help you write your Profile and Achievements sections.
Once you have entered your information you must edit it
1. Take out anything that will not help you get where you want to be
Date of birth
Career History or Work Experience
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