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  1. Personal details - such as name, address, mobile number and email address. If relevant, also include your LinkedIn profile or blog site where employers can find out more about you.

  2. Objective - in 1 or 2 sentences, summarise and emphasise your key attributes and your intended future career path. Your words must flow seamlessly – avoiding cliché and superfluous hyperbole

  3. Employment History & Work Experience - Place this before Education if you have been working for a while. Start with your most recent job, detailing your experience concisely in bullet points

  4. Education & Training - start with your most recent qualifications and work back to the ones you received at school

  5. Language proficiency - if you speak more than 1 language, this element distinguish your CV if you are applying for a job at an international company

  6. Achievements - include your academic/professional achievements to distinguish yourself from other candidates

  7. Interests - include this if relevant to the soft skills needed for the job

  8. References - name two people (not relatives), along with their email address and phone number, who may be contacted by the employer for a reference.

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