here will be a time when you will need to sit down and draft a Curriculum Vitae (CV) for yourself. Or, you may want to redraft or update your current CV. Remember that this is your “book of life” It is a document that tells someone else, the recruiter or employer who you are. This is the document that you will be presenting to a potential employer when you apply for a position. It needs to let them know who you are and what you can bring to the table. The CV is not a static document. It is a document that changes as you progress in your career and therefore needs to be updated on a regular basis. Whenever your personal details, qualifications and current position changes the CV needs some attention and needs to change as well. When you work your work environment is also dynamic. It means that there are changes taking place over time in when you work. Maybe you attended and in house training program, learnt a new skill or your responsibilities have changed – then it is time to update your CV. Keep the CV alive for you and see it as your personal book of life that will at some stage be used for applying for a new position. The CV can be an intimidating document to draft and often people are not sure just what format needs to be used. Over the next few days I will take time to talk about the different sections in a CV and what needs to be in the CV. I will also focus on critical issues and common mistakes that people make when drafting a CV to be sent out in a job application.