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Looking to land a job but not sure if your CV is up to scratch? Our CV resource hub gives you all the information you need to know. 

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Writing the perfect CV can be a difficult task. But with the right information and advice at your fingertips, there's nothing to stop you from creating a CV that stands out from the crowd. 

CV grammar rules

Don’t get caught out by a simple spelling or grammar mistake. We all make them but when applying for a job you must make sure that both your spelling and grammar are impeccable otherwise it could cost you your dream position. 

Fear not! We’ve put this video together to provide some easy tips and tricks to get you writing like a pro in no time.

10 tips to write a stand out CV.

  1. write a tailored CV for every job you apply for: There's nothing worse than a one-size-fits all approach to job applications. Your CV should be tailored to the job at hand to demonstrate that you have the relevant skills and experience to meet that particular role. Review the job description and highlight the key skills and competencies of the role. Then make adjustments to your CV that highlight those competencies and skills. 
  2. keep formatting simple: Employers and recruiters are time restrained so need to be able to scan through your CV without complicated or messy formatting getting in their way. Using bold font can help draw attention to key highlights. 
  3. get someone else to proofread it: When it comes to spotting typos or spelling mistakes, fresh eyes are better than your own. Poor grammar can make your CV look unprofessional so it's important to get this right. Or download a free grammar checker like Grammarly or Scribens to proofread your CV.
  4. be concise: Selling yourself can be hard, but make sure to do so as concisely as possible. Keep your personal statement to the point, avoiding long or rambling sentences that could lose the reader's attention. Our recommendation for a personal statement is 2-3 sentences. Using bullet points can also help to keep your responsibilities and achievements concise and well formatted.
  5. give examples: Back up statements you make about your professional experience with clear examples. For instance, if you're writing about having managed large budgets in the past, give indications of actual numbers and talk about what the project involved and the impact. Quantify as much as you qualify your responsibilities and achievements and include links to visual examples if it seems appropriate.
  6. don't confine yourself to professional achievements: Things like charity work and personal accomplishments such as getting certified in Google Analytics or running a marathon look great on a CV - don't think you're only allowed to list professional achievements when selling yourself!
  7. be confident: Don't be afraid to talk proudly about your achievements, whether that's great exam results or professional accolades. This is your first communicaiton with the potential employer so you want to make it count.
  8. do your research: Employers want to know that you're passionate about the prospect of working for them. Nothing says this better than someone who has done their research - demonstrating a knowledge of the company and its values will go a long way. 
  9. be selective: Don't over fill your CV. If you have a long work history, go through it and select the things that are relevant to the job you're appliyng for. Most CVs should be a maximum of two pages.
  10. take pride in your achievements: Don't fall into the trap of giving companies you've worked for all the credit for big achievements - talk about how you helped make them happen.

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jobs @ Randstad Hong Kong

  • Service Desk Engineer Hong Kong

    22/10/2018 Hong Kong Permanent

    about the company. The company is an investment bank with a large global network. They are searching for a strong trade floor support candidate to join their team. about the job. You will be responsible to provide technical and hardware support to end users. This includes deskside and trade floor ...

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  • Assistant HR Manager(FS C&B Operation, Work Life Balance) - 35k Hong Kong

    22/10/2018 Hong Kong Permanent HK$ 25,000 - HK$ 35,000 per month

    Highlight: International UK Management Consultant firm Westernised team culture 5 Days Work; Hours: 9:00am - 6.00pm Comprehensive Medical Coverage Attractive benefit and remuneration package Promote work life balance and play hard work hard environment Google-like office Training Opportunity in ...

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  • Retail Trainer (French Luxury Retail, Regional role) - 25-38k Hong Kong

    22/10/2018 Hong Kong Permanent HK$ 20,000 - HK$ 38,000 per month

    Highlight of the role: French Luxury Fashion Retail Brand Open for candidates that is passionate with luxury retail & luxury retail sales/CS experience Regional role - covering HK (7 shops), Macau (2 shops) & TW Training Team: 1 Retail Training Manager - 1 Retail Trainer Business Travel is ...

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  • Business Analyst Hong Kong

    22/10/2018 Hong Kong Permanent

    about the company. The company is a fast growing US fintech company and their clients include major fortune 100 companies. about the job. The team is looking for a strong Business Analyst to join them and support strategic decision making and improving the effectiveness of the business in ...

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  • Senior Interest Rates Trader Hong Kong Island

    22/10/2018 Hong Kong Island Permanent

    Responsibilities Manage and execute Interest Rate products across Asian and G10 rates with the interbank market and customers Monitor, measure and manage trading risk positions to maximize the performance Identify market opportunities for trading and customer activity. Ensure that trading positions ...

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  • Sourcing Manager (50k) Hong Kong

    22/10/2018 Hong Kong Permanent

    about the company. Our client is a global toys company currently looking for a Sourcing Manager. Open to candidates from different industries. about the job. In this position, you will be responsible for vendor management across Asia and China and setting up KPIs and processesl, ensuring they have ...

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