Talking to a specialist Morgan McKinley consultant is the best first step towards creating a great CV. We are experts in CV preparation and can advise on your CV to ensure that it best reflects your skills and abilities, and critically gets you noticed by prospective employers.
The following general information should help you to think about and prepare your CV. For individually tailored CV advice specific to you and your career ambitions, talk to a Morgan McKinley consultant today.
In this section you should list your name and contact details, ideally including a mobile number and an e-mail address. Do not provide your direct work phone number if it will be inconvenient for you to be contacted there.
Education and Professional Qualifications
In reverse chronological order (commencing with the most recent), detail your academic background. You should highlight the grades you obtained and any specific achievements (e.g. being placed in professional examinations).
In reverse chronological order, detail your work experience to date, highlighting your title, company name and commencement and completion dates. It may be worthwhile to write a brief description of the company itself, including turnover, number of employees and the industry sector/service provided.
This will provide any prospective employer with the background to your work history. Detail, in bullet point format, your main responsibilities and achievements in each of your positions. Try to keep these relevant to the job you are looking for, as prospective employers will be interested in transferable skills. This may help to differentiate you from other candidates who are also seeking employment. In addition, detail any specialist knowledge that you may have acquired (e.g. US GAAP experience or SAP experience).
List all software and systems packages that you have had exposure to, including any implementation or system rollout experience. In today’s market, it is important to have strong and up to date systems skills. If you are aware of specific systems used by a prospective employer and have this relevant experience, it would be beneficial to highlight this expertise in this section of your CV.
In an increasingly global market, language skills are becoming more relevant. In this section of your CV you should list your language skills and your level of competency and fluency in each language.
Good employers look for well-rounded individuals who not only have a strong academic record but also have other pursuits. In addition, it is often an opportunity to create common ground at the interview stage.
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