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CV Sample Format

CV Sample Format

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CV Sample Format/ Template

The CV sample format/ CV sample template outlined below is one of the most commonly used CV formats/ templates. This typical CV sample format/ template can be used to create your own CV. Start your CV draft with as much information as possible, then edit & proofread. Using this free CV sample format/ template will give you a head start.

You will find many different sample formats of CVs, but we focus more on the presentation and content of the CV, than on the CV format/ template. Pay attention to the overall appearance of your CV & ensure there is adequate white background space.

CV sample format:
YOUR NAME YOUR ADDRESS (can be a Post office box) Your phone number (s) (do not include your work number if you don't wish to be contacted at work) Your email address (use a personal email with a name that sounds professional)

SUMMARY A short summary highlighting and describing you, your skills and your strengths (up to 5 lines)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

y y y y y y y y y y y y

Start with your present / last employer List of all employment (up to 15 years, focusing on the experience that is relevant to positions that you are currently seeking & the most recent experience) List the name of the Company, Location, A brief description of the company Size of company (eg Largest pharmaceutical company in Canada), Your title (if more than one position was held with the same company list each one separately) Dates of employment- (if it is more favorable, you can indicate the year only, for example 2001 to 2004) Do not include your salary. Description of your accomplishments, achievements and responsibilities Use strong action verbs (for example managed, resolved, developed, initiated, coordinated«) Include cost savings (eg, %, $ or in your local currency, where applicable)

y Repeat the above for each position EDUCATION (For the CV sample format for graduates or where the education is more relevant than the experience for the job you are applying to. it is recommended that you list your major courses SKILLS and TRAINING y y y Include any relevant skills not listed under professional experience above (eg. Microsoft office «) Foreign Languages (only list if you are applying for positions where your foreign language would be a requirement or an asset) PERSONAL DETAILS (This is not required). CITIZENSHIP (Optional. We do not suggest listing your personal details on your CV.depending on the relevance to the job you are applying to) MEMBERSHIPS List of Professional Licenses/ Memberships REFERENCES y We suggest you contact your referees and prepare a list of references to have ready to give to the employer as soon as they ask for them (no need to send with your CV and application. training in team building) All relevant courses/workshops/ seminars All relevant computer skills (eg. this section is usually place above "Professional Experience. unless you are asked to do so) ." For the CV sample format for all others this section is usually place below "Professional Experience. for example age and marital status.") y y y y y Name of University/ College/ Community College Location Degree / Diploma/ Certificate Graduation date/ still attending For about to graduate students and for recent graduates.

. teacher. health care or IT professional. supervisor. The above CV sample format is also applicable an email CV format. You can use the above CV sample format whether you are a student. recent graduate. project manager. engineer. manager. accountant.y Some CV formats include listing the references. pharmacist. secretary. We recommend only including "References available upon request". executive. sales representative. tradesperson.

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