Creating a Great CV

New Zealand CV tips

Create your CV using a common word processor

Use a program that you are familiar with, such as Microsoft Word or Google Docs, to create your CV. Google Docs has templates for a good looking professional CV that make it easy for anyone to create an impressive yet simple presentation. Most New Zealand companies prefer CVs to be submitted electronically, which, of course means if you are applying from overseas does make it easier to get your CV to a potential employer. Creating your CV in a commonly-used application such as Google Docs or Microsoft Word will make it more convenient as the recipients will be able to open your CV with ease.

Try not to leave gaps in your work history

If you took a year out, carried out an interim assignment, travelled for a considerable time, or took up voluntary work, state that. It may possibly  be of interest to your potential employer. If there is a doubt that all the information in your CV is correct, your interviewer is most  likely to imagine a worst.

Size doesn’t matter

The length of your CV is not as much of an issue as it may be in your home country. Around four pages is the standard length in New Zealand, and they also tend to be more detailed than their UK counterparts. Don’t stress and struggle trying to keep your CV down to two pages, but do ensure the information you include is sufficient.



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