CV, or Curriculum Vitae means 'a brief account of a person's education, qualifications, and previous occupations, typically sent with a job application'
It is a document that you will need to carry out an effective job search, both on and offline; it needs to show a recruiter that the person in the CV can carry out the job they are recruiting for and has the relevant background, skills and knowledge.
Firstly you need to make sure you have time to prepare your CV, the time you put in will reflect the successful outcome - you can't expect a quick 10 minute 'throw together' CV to hit the mark, especially with the ruthless processes that recruiters apply to applications; your CV needs to match online search processes and be aesthetically pleasing to the recruiter whilst containing purely relevant, targeted and focused content.
Skills, Expertise and Achievements; recruiters do not want to know your life story BUT they do want to know what you are going to bring to their organisation, so show them! Include what you have achieved in your current and past roles that have developed business opportunities and how much this supported company growth, how it affected YOY growth and how your development of training packages overcame a skills shortage and saved 60% on recruitment costs!
You can, but it will not help you stand out from the competition; your CV is about you and needs to reflect your personal contributions as opposed to a description of duties, it shows what makes you better than the other applicants?
No, we have included an example of a CV on our site but this does not necessarily cover all types of CV requirements, for instance: