There's no denying that writing up a good CV is quite tough. To ease the process, we've put together some basic tips for writing a clear and concise CV.
If you stick to this format, your CV will look good and contain all the relevant information to get you noticed by prospective employers when looking for your next job within the travel industry.
Set your CV out in the following sequence:
Personal ProfileSum yourself up in a few short sentences. Your personal profile is an ideal opportunity to provide a prospective employer with a snapshot of information about you and your career. You should include any achievements and qualifications relevant to your career in addition to any information about your ambitions and career aspirations.
Key SkillsYour company needs my skills! Your CV is a selling tool, Let employers know why they should employ you by listing all the key skills you possess that make you the right person for the job.
Career HistoryYou should list your past jobs in reverse chronological order, meaning the most recent job comes first in the list. Be sure to include details of the company name, dates of employment, job title and a brief description of your duties. Also be sure to identify anything significant that you accomplished in each role so that prospective employers can see how you performed and developed whist employed at each of your previous employers.
Education & QualificationsClearly state your qualifications and grades together with any professional qualifications and certificates gained.
Never exaggerate your qualifications and always be prepared to back up your achievements with copies of all certificates gained.
Other InterestsInclude hobbies and sporting interests, including details of any team sports that you enjoy, which show that you enjoy working with others
- Keep your CV short (two pages maximum)
- Present your CV in a simple and professional manner - try to avoid fancy boxes, clip art, and any wacky fonts!
- Always proof read and spell check the information on your CV before submitting to recruitment consultant and employers.