How to create a successful resume

  • Make sure you stand out!

    Follow these tips for creating a successful resume

    Some of the projects ask for a CV. Please make sure you add all the relevant  information for the field you want to volunteer in and attach it to the application form. Here’s are some useful tips for creating a CV:



    • Personal details – such as name, address, mobile number and email address. If relevant, also include your LinkedIn profile or blog site where project managers can find out more about you.
    • Objective – in 1 or 2 sentences, summarise and emphasise your key attributes and your intended future career path. Your words must flow seamlessly – avoiding cliché and superfluous hyperbole
    • Employment History & Work Experience Place this before Education if you have been working for awhile. Start with your most recent job, detailing your experience concisely in bullet points
    • Education & Training – start with your most recent qualifications and work back to the ones you received at school
    • Language proficiency – if you speak more than 1 language, this element distinguish your CV if you are applying for a job at an international company
    • Achievements – include your academic/professional achievements to distinguish yourself from other candidates
    • Interests – include this if relevant to the soft skills needed for the job


    • Stand out. Your CV should demonstrate your unique blend of skills and experience. Make sure you include examples of commercial success, problem resolution or management achievements.
    • Keep it simple. Your choice of font and layout are key to making sure a would-be employer carries on reading your CV. Simple formats work best.
    • Don’t be generic. Work out who or which industry sector your CV is destined for and tailor it to highlight the right aspects of your experience for them.
    • Check and check again. Avoid errors at all costs. This means spelling mistakes, dates which conflict with one another and incorrect email address and phone number.
    • Update. Firing off an old CV will look unprofessional, so make sure that yours is regularly updated to meet the requirements of any jobs you see advertised

    Your application will be reviewed and we will contact you to schedule the interview in maximum 5 working days.

    Don’t panic over the interview 🙂 It will be more of a talk so we can find out your expectations for this programme and make sure that all parties will have their expectations met.

    Finished your resume?

    Then read how to apply
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