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Jobseekers need to decide on the type of CV that is required for the job that they are applying for
There are four types of CV’s viz, a Performance CV, a Functional CV, a targeted CV and lastly an Alternative CV.

The Performance CV is the most popular. Focus is on performance areas and achievements. The jobseeker’s experience is presented on an employer by employer basis in reverse chronological order. It is flexible and informative as it sets out key strengths, skills, achievements of the jobseeker. It normally takes the following structure:
• Personal details
• Personal profile or career objectives.
• Employment in reverse chronological order
• Key qualifications
• Professional memberships
• Achievements
• Hobbies or interests.
This type of CV is useful in demonstrating the jobseeker’s career progression, but it will bring out gaps in the employment history. The jobseeker will then need to account for those gaps!

The Functional CV places the emphasis on skills and expertise rather than the chronology of employment to date. A It is very short and uses functional headings such as Administration, Advertising, Counseling, Designing, Law, Strategic Planning. Jobseekers need to ensure that all positions of authority are listed. This type of CV does not highlight career progression.
The Targetted CV focuses on attributes/achievements that are required for the job in question. It is suitable for people with jobs that are completely unrelated. Emphasis is drawn to responsibilities and achievements under each post which will be useful in the next job.

The Alternative CV
This type of CV can only be used by artistic people. It will fail to market them effectively. An example of the Alternative CV is when a jobseeker is in the Advertising industry is required to produce an advertisement in order to demonstrate his skills and competencies.