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Are you ready to start applying for your first job?

Options Consulting Group has been a key player in recruitment for nearly 30 years and we’ve seen our fair share of CVs. It isn’t always easy to know where to begin.

Below is what we consider to be a professional and effective format to follow. This layout makes the CV easy to read and condenses to only include important information that is relevant:

Biographical details

  • Name
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address
  • The area you live – Be careful not to write your address!

Start your CV with a Personal Profile statement about what you have achieved, what you want to achieve going forward, what it is that you are looking for in a role, and what your hobbies and Interests are. This may also include short-term and long-term goals for your career.

In terms of structure; your first page should read as follows:

A professional/Personal Profile followed by;

  • Your Academic qualifications and training
  • Your skills
  • And finally, your achievements

This is then followed by a second page, which contains your Professional History. This should be formatted as follows:

  • Company Name (Bold)
  • Position (Bold)
  • Dates (Bold)

 

  • Key Responsibilities: (Bold)

Example:

  • Joe Blogs
  • 0453 746 987 joeblogs@gmail.com
  • St Kilda, 3182

Personal Profile

I am a dedicated, passionate and proven go-getter and leader, which has been evident during my time as captain for my football team over the last two years. I bring this passion and dedication in all areas of my life, whether it is my personal life or my education, and these are qualities I plan on bringing through into my work life as an employee.

Education

East Coast High School

VCE

2011 – 2017

 

St John Victoria

First Aid Certificate

2017

Skills

Languages

  • French (Mother tongue)
  • English (Fluent)

Computer literate

  • Excel – proficient
  • Word – Expert
  • PowerPoint – Expert

Team Player

  •  Captain of football team

Strengths

  • Friendly Demeanour
  • Organised
  • Determined
  • Approachable

Experience

Company Name (Bold)

Position (Bold)

Dates (Bold)

 

Key Responsibilities: (Bold)

  • (Bullet Points)

To finish off your CV, instead of listing references, instead write;

References available upon request

For all of those who are a part of the SMJFL and are looking for a job in the near future, and would like some additional advice, send an email to ajames@optionsgroup.com.au and OCG will help you put together a CV that will get you started with no cost to you!