It is imperative that when writing your CV, two important factors need to be considered:
Who will be reading my CV?
What 'stand out' qualities will make me outshine the competition?
Your CV needs to be clear and concise with consistent formatting throughout, and factual content outlining your core duties. Finding a format is just as crucial as the words you use. Buzz words or abbreviations should not be used, and never assume that the person reading your CV will understand jargon.
Make sure that your contact details are clearly stated on your CV if you want potential employers to be able to contact you. Write a brief career summary/personal profile at the start of your CV allowing the reader to obtain a clearer understanding of your background, skills, personality and future career aspirations.
Your education should be clearly marked and to include grades (only if you know them or have the certificates as proof). Putting incorrect information on your CV or falsifying your education will have consequences further down the line, so always be accurate in the information you provide.
Finally, your employment history should incorporate the dates (including the months and the years of employment), your company name and job title. Our recommendation of getting across your experience clearly and concisely, is to bullet point your duties including who you report into, the team or department you are based in, and your day-to-day activities.