CVs serve as a reference document for the employer to assess the suitability or otherwise of the applicant for the job. It also helps to guide the employer to match the status of the applicant to the requirements of the job.
The standard requirement of a CV for all job requirements must include the following:
Under the skills section, you should mention key skills that can help you stand out from the rest. These could include communication skills, computer skills, team working, problem solving or even speaking a foreign language. Skills may also include what you have done to grow your own skills.
Under interests, you need to highlight the things that show off skills you have gained and that employers look for. Describe any examples of positions of responsibility, working in a team or anything that shows you can use your own initiative. For example, if you are the editor of your organisation’s magazine, or a coach of a sports team, mention this.
Include anything that shows how diverse, interested and skilled you are. Don't include passive interests like watching TV. Make yourself sound really interesting.
References should be from someone who has employed you in the past and can vouch for your skills and experience. If you have never worked before you can use a teacher or tutor as a referee. Try to include two if you can.
It is crucial to review your CV on a regular basis and add any new skills or experience that's missing. Potential employers are always impressed with candidates who go the extra mile to boost their own skills and experience