No matter what content you aim to include or which industry you work in, a basic CV should include most of the following sections:
Clear and correct contact information is needed from every applicant including your full name and phone number. You can also add your social media links, such as your LinkedIn profile.
In this section, you give an overview of your top career highlights relevant to the position. Describe your professional or academic specialisations, key skills or relevant attributes, and key achievements to show why you’re the ideal candidate.
Summary of qualifications
This section should be focused on what you can offer to a potential employer by highlighting what makes you unique. You can also highlight your affiliations with any professional bodies or groups. Think of these as lengthier descriptions of the most important attributes that would otherwise belong on your skills list.
Core qualifications/Key skills
These sections represent technical or special skills that directly reference the terms used in the job description.
The education section should be presented in reverse-chronological order with your high school listed last and with the least detail — you do not need to include your grades.
This section should be presented in reverse-chronological order, just as with a professional CV, and highlight your main achievements and professional skills. Remember to include quantifiable metrics to demonstrate precisely what you contributed to past employers.
Academic and professional achievements you have received.
Credentials earned via training online, night classes etc.
List research papers, articles or other published writing related to your work.
Grants and fellowships
Here you’d list financial grants or admittance into fellowships. This shows potential employers that you’ve proven yourself to influential people in your field.
Shows your commitment to taking a more holistic interest in your industry through networking, learning from peers, and more.
Highlight which major, industry-relevant associations you’re a part of or have worked with directly.
You can also create additional sections for professional certifications, internships, and volunteer work. In short, you can and should include anything that shows that you are the ideal candidate for the role.