CV FAQ - CV Content
We answer CV FAQ (frequently asked questions) regarding
the CV content and general CV information below. If
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CV Content FAQ
Q: What if I don't have enough experience to fill the job history
and experience section of the CV?
If you lack job experience you can fill up empty space through
the placement of the wording, headings and font. In addition list
any community projects involvement relevant to the position and
also list any part time work. Be sure to show relevancy. Even if
you are a student and have done practical assignments, you can use
that as job experience in your CV.
Q: Should personal information form part of the CV content?
Keep personal information to a minimum. The CV content forms a
sales letter and by filling valuable space with personal information
you cause distraction. Leave personal information for the job application
form. Whatever you do, don't fill the first page of the CV content
with irrelevant personal information such as marital status,
dependants, religion etc. You need the first page to make an impression.
Q: Should I include references as part of the CV content?
Rather state that references are available at the end of the document
unless specifically asked by the potential employer.
Q: What information must be included in the CV content?
The basic information such as contact details, objectives, job
history or experience, and education or qualifications should be
Q: What should not be included in the CV?
Never mention salary, religion or school grades unless you are
a school leaver, reasons for resigning, list hobbies not relevant
to the job or unnecessary references, and personal information.
Q: Do I need to include a photo in the CV?
The only time that you will include a photo are when you are applying
for a model, entertainment or drama type of job and when requested.
As a rule of thumb when applying for a job in China, attach a passport
photo to the document.
Q: How many interests or hobbies should be listed?
It is a CV FAQ that comes up a lot. List only relevant hobbies
or interests. Don't list more than three as the employer may wonder
when you will get time to work and don't list less than two as this
will depict and uninteresting person.
Q: Should exam results be listed?
Only the last exam results should form part of the CV and only
if they are good.
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CV FAQ regarding CV objectives