2024 香港 CV 格式 | 2024 Hong Kong CV Template

December 31, 2023

CV Format

You know it’s important to use the right CV format when crafting your CV.

But, what exactly is the “right” format?

From job boards to CV builders, the Internet is filled with plenty of suggestions. Unfortunately, most of this is noise. Don’t get me wrong — pretty CVs are great to look at! But elegant and colourful CVs can only get you so far.

At ResumeWriter, we write CVs so our clients land jobs (We refund their purchase if they don’t!)

Having written CVs for the past 10 years, we’ve experimented with all kinds of CV formats. So, we’re pretty confident when we say that our CV format is one of the most effective formats you can use for your own CV.

Today, we’re opening our playbook to you and showing you the ultimate CV format that lands you jobs. Even better, we tell you what formats to avoid and why.

Curious to get in on our secret sauce? Read on to find out!

This guide will show you:

A Winning CV Format: Sections to Include

A CV is a formal document that sums up your entire career history and narrative. It’s important to follow a format that effectively communicates the necessary information to employers.

So, how do you format your CV?

This is one such format we encourage our clients to follow (find the full template below):

  • Name and Professional Title
  • Personal and Contact Information
  • Executive Summary
  • Technical Skills and/or Areas of Expertise
  • Work Experiences (divided into 2 parts): Daily Work Duties and Key Achievements
  • Education and Professional Qualifications
  • Miscellaneous Information
  • References

Yes, it’s this simple.

It also works for CVs across any industry. (Granted, a full-length CV includes sections such as Publications and Awards. An academic CV for postgraduate students will follow a different structure too. We’re working on guides for these!)

For most jobseekers, however, we’ve discovered that the format above works best.


  • The candidate’s Executive Summary and Key Skills/Areas of Expertise are on the first page. This conveys the most essential information in the least amount of time. Even if a recruiter skims through a CV in 3 seconds, they will identify exactly what your key skills, talents and Achievements are — all at once!
  • Allocating the Executive Summary its own section allows you to spin a career narrative. This makes you, the candidate, more memorable to recruiters. It helps you stand out from other candidates (with similar work experiences as you) vying for the same role.
  • This CV format is easiest to read. Your career narrative is explicitly stated in the Executive Summary. Key Skills are neatly summed up in its own section. Daily workscopes and Achievements are separated. It’s clear and a joy to read. Recruiters appreciate this, and you will leave a great first impression!

Of course, each section in this CV format has its own nuances and pointers to watch out for. If you’re looking for a detailed, in-depth guide on how to write your CV (featuring a real client and step by step process), check out our Ultimate CV Guide!

We can also take the CV Writing (read: heavy lifting) off you! Just reach out to us, and our CV Consultants will work on your CV with you, using this exact CV format.

3 CV Formats to Avoid

Ok, so our CV format works. It’s effective and great for recruiters, yada yada.

But why should you follow our format instead of others?

Because while job boards and CV builders craft gorgeous CVs, CV writing is our bread and butter. Clients depend on us for their future livelihoods. With stakes this high, we’re always on the lookout to find processes that work best!

We also advise against strategies that are proven to be ineffective.

Let us share with you 3 popular CV formats that do not work. We’ve learnt this the slow and painful way over 10 years of CV writing. Unfortunately, they are still advocated by some industry players as model templates to follow.

We strongly suggest you avoid making these same mistakes as us!

  1. Skills-based CV Format

As its name suggests, a skills-based CV format prioritises your skills over your Work Experience. Under this format, Job Titles for every work experience are replaced with Skills. Sometimes, the candidate’s Work Experience and company names aren’t even identified until the last page of the CV!

This is unfortunately poor CV writing.


It’s extremely difficult to read!

Recruiters like us read hundreds of CV a day. An unclear CV is really frustrating to read, and will leave an unpleasant impression on us.

We aren’t reviewing CVs just to cross-check your skills with our own skills checklist. Instead, we review candidates holistically. Sure, skills are important. But we also look at prior work experiences, and how you’ve grown in your career. We look for a distinct career narrative, so candidates wouldn’t only fit in a role, but excel and succeed in it!

Some might say a skills-based CV is more helpful for someone with a gap in their CV. However, it’s important to be honest when you have a gap in your CV. As recruiters, we understand. But we also want to hear you explain these career gaps.

Be upfront and truthful with your work experience. Hiding any CV gaps in a hard-to-read CV isn’t going to help you or me.

2. Chronological CV Format

A Chronological CV format puts your latest work experiences at the top, followed by past work experiences. In this format, the candidate dives right into their work experiences immediately after stating their Personal Information and Contact Details.

We advocate using such a structure when writing your work experiences, but not for the entire CV.


It’s very time-consuming to read! This format makes your CV very lengthy. It reads like an autobiography, outlining every nitty gritty detail in your career.

While we acknowledge you’ve done a lot in your career, it’s important to keep your CV concise and to the point. We’re looking for significant workscopes and Achievements that add value. We don’t need to know how you’ve attended meetings or drafted proposals.

This is why we recommend inserting an Executive Summary section at the start of your CV. It informs us all we need to know about your career, especially if we don’t have the time to read your full CV. This is also why we advocate separating your Workscopes and Key Achievements in your own CV. It makes your CV easier to read.

3. Narrative CV Format

A narrative CV format is a CV that centers your career around a specific storyline. Think of narrative CV writing as writing a “one page novel”. You pick a specific career angle, outline your past work experiences as “challenges to overcome”, and elaborate how you managed to resolve them. You could either convey your story from a first or third person point of view, highlighting your key strengths.


We’re equally baffled about this format.

Recounting your entire career history as a “one page novel” or narration fills your CV with walls of text. Reading your CV will be like reading an essay. We don’t have time for that!

It’s also likely that your strengths and key skills will be embedded within these paragraphs of texts. A lot of effort is required to extract them on our end. This makes our job exponentially more difficult!

However, one advantage of this format would be how memorable it is. Adopting such a unique, narrative-driven approach would help you stand out from jobseekers with similar work experiences. This explains why we advocate inserting a career narrative into your Executive Summary.

Now, you get the benefits of crafting an impactful Career Narrative, while keeping your CV concise and easy to read!

If you’ve noticed, we’ve taken the best of these 3 formats and combined them into our own CV format.

  • Our CV format devotes an entire section to your Key Skills and Areas of Expertise
  • Work Experiences are stated chronologically, but are clear and easy to read.
  • Your Executive Summary includes a Career Narrative, helping you stand out from other jobseekers

So, how does our winning CV format look like?

ResumeWriter’s 2024 CV Format

[Professional Title]
Tel No.: +65 XXXX XXXX | Email: abc@company.com | Nationality: Singaporean
  • Senior Sales Director with 10+ years of experience in B2C sales to clients in industries such as FMCG, F&B, hospitality, and automotive.
  • <More career overview or key workscope lines here>
  • Discover how to write an Executive Summary here
Executive Leadership   |   Sales and Marketing   |   Skill 3   |   Skill 4   |   Skill 5   |   Skill 6   |   Skill 7   |   Skill 8   |
2005 – PRESENT
[Company Name, Location]
  • Lead team of 10 executives to drive all aspects of sales and marketing for leading FMCG brand.
  • Prepare strategic business plan, monthly reports, setting of revenue targets, and business forecasts.
  • <More work descriptions here>
Significant Achievements
2000 – 2005
[Company Name, Location]
  • <Insert work descriptions here>
Significant Achievements
  • <Insert achievements here>
[Company Name, Location]
  • <Insert work descriptions here>
Significant Achievements
  • <Insert achievements here>
  • [Degree], [Course], [Institution] | YYYY-YYYY
  • [Degree], [Course], [Institution] | YYYY-YYYY
  • Technical Skills: MS Office Suite
  • Languages: English, Chinese
  • Availability: 1 months’ notice

References available upon request [There’s no need to list your references; if HR is interested in you they will ask you for them.]


What do you think of our CV format?

After 10 years of writing CVs, we’ve learnt that this format works best.

We use it to write all our clients’ CVs, and in our Ultimate CV Writing guide. And the best part?

It clearly brings results to our clients.

Want to try using our winning CV format?

We’ve crafted 11 downloadable modern CV template designs. Start by learning the basics of great CV writing, then use one of our CV templates as a base to craft your very own job-winning CV.

Once you’re done with your CV, send it to us for free CV feedback! Our experts will share feedback on your CV fares, and suggest areas of improvement.

Before you go, here are a few additional CV writing tips. Check out our Ultimate CV Writing Guide for more!

Additional CV Writing Tips for 2024

  1. Keep your CV as short and as concise as possible. Leave out work descriptions that are already implied or obvious. As much as possible, your CV would not exceed 2 pages.
  2. Focus on your current and latest 2-3 work experiences. Earlier career history such as internships and part-time jobs should not take a lot of space on your CV.
  3. Include important and relevant keywords throughout your CV.  Most companies use CV scanning software to filter candidates’ CVs based from keywords and terminologies associated to the position.
  4. Make sure to showcase significant achievements such as successful projects managed, key accounts handled, as well as quantifiable metrics that can support your strengths.
  5. Attach a cover letter to your CV when applying for jobs to personalise your application and provide a “teaser” to hiring managers as to why you are best candidate for the position.

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