CV tips for Hong Kong IT professionals
Being in the recruitment industry, our team have seen thousands of CVs, no matter whether they are long, detailed or simple and clear, there is no such thing as a perfect CV.
Despite the variability in technology positions across different industries, here are a few tips to tailor your CV.
- Make sure you highlight precisely your position/title, name of organisation and the accurate month/year that you started and finished. Also, state clearly the different positions and time you worked in each company.
- A CV should be no longer than five pages long. Ensure it is tailored in an organised way with a clear body structure.
- Well-verse the summary in your CV. This is the part which you should outline your key strengths and competence to draw your future employer’s attention.
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- Always use bullet points to highlight your key responsibilities of each job. Remember to put more color in the content, i.e. if you are developer, don’t just say you have been working on the server-side Java development. Outline the development project details, how many people were in the team, what is the purpose of this project, etc.
- Accomplishment and achievements is the utmost important element you should be working on in your CV. Be precise and to the point. You may not want to write an essay in this column, as you will be expected to elaborate in more details during the job interview.
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- Tailor your CV. Before applying for a role, it is important to research the company to make sure the information you include in your CV is relevant to the role you are applying for. For example, if you are applying for a role in the IT industry, include any relevant experience on it and take note of what companies are looking for on their job specs and include this in your CV. Be prepared to modify depending on the role you are applying for. Construct your profile based on the job description and your recruiter’s recommendation. Make sure you do not provide any misleading or untrue information.
- To add on your reference column, you can provide the link of your LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or blog (certainly you will need to work on these as well). Statistics indicate that more and more employers consider digital reference as part of their recruit assessment.
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