C.V Guidelines

C.V Guidelines, Tips & Advise from Career Pathfinders Hospitality Recruitment Agency

Use these guidelines for the format and content required on your  C.V

NOTE    Wherever possible, include on the C.V, or attach to the email, a photo of yourself.
1. Employment Application Details.

    • What position are you applying for?
    • What is your present notice period?
    • What gross monthly salary are you looking for?
    • If applying for a Live-In basis position, what gross salary do you seek?
    • Please state what areas in South Africa you would prefer to work in?

2. Strengths Profile
Write a brief profile as part of your C.V, detailing your strengths in the workplace, aspects of particular skill, and aspects of particular interest to you in the workplace.

3. Personal Details

  • Full names
  • Residential address
  • All contact numbers – home, cellphone, work,
  • Email address
  • Skype address – if applicable
  • Nationality
  • ID number
  • Marital Status
  • Number of dependents
  • Languages spoken
  • Driver’s License and code
  • State whether or not you own a car
  • State of health

4. Guidelines for Education & Training

  • Highest high school qualification & name of school
  • Details of tertiary qualifications & name of institution.
  • Details of additional professional/work related short courses?

5. Computer Literacy guidelines

  • What Hotel programs are you experienced and competent with ?
  • Any other programs (non-hotel) ?

6. Employment History
– Start with your most recent position, then work backwards, using the headings below.

– Avoid lengthy job descriptions.

  • Company name
  • Position held
  • Period of employment
  • Reason for leaving

7. References
Minimum of three previous employers / managers

  • Name of referee
  • Company
  • Title / Designation
  • Contact number ** please ensure the number is correct and not invalid or out-of-date **