CV Writing Tips V - Additional information
Our last article on CV writing tips, talks about other sections to complete in your CV: IT skills, languages, other skills, hobbies and interests, and references.
Jul 1, 2010
These other sections should go at the end of your CV. You should list your up-to-date IT skills, language skills and other skills if relevant.
IT skills: include anything that has not appeared elsewhere on your CV. Include technologies that you have at least working knowledge of; You can divide this section in development tools and languages, protocols, databases, platforms, and additional related technologies.
Languages: accurately assess your knowledge level of a language: native, fluent, medium or basic knowledge. Include your native language. International travel, language exchanges and extended stays abroad can be important, as they prove your ability to adapt and your interest in the world.
Other skills that you can include in this section: publications and presentations, memberships of professional organizations and scholarly associations, driving licence.
Hobbies and interests: these are all relevant sections to include because they demonstrate that you are motivated to pursue other activities and are a well-rounded individual.
References: available on request is acceptable. You can include two or three referees, but make sure your references know they are listed, and if possible that they have a copy of your CV.
Your CV should:
Your CV should not:
Do not complete the CV sample with the information that first comes to your mind. Take your time to think and reflect on the information that you are adding. The purpose of a CV is to convince a potential employer that you’re an outstanding candidate who will make positive contributions to the company. Its purpose is to get you an interview. You need to think carefully what information you need to add in the CV to convince the HR or recruiter that they should interview you.
This advice is directed to finance and banking sector professionals and the tips match best the application process through job boards.
The Growinfinance Team