WHY YOU NEED A GOOD CV
A CV is needed to provide your potential employers with a description of what your qualifications and skills are. Your CV should be written in a way so that it markets your skills and your strengths. This will eventually help you land a good job that lives up to your expectations.
HOW DOES A GOOD CV HELP YOU?
- It helps you grab the much needed attention of a potential employer.
- Tells your employer about how you are appropriate for the particular job profile.
- Highlights your USP.
- And last but not the least, helps you bag an interview.
WHAT TO PUT IN YOUR CV?
A CV is an amalgamation of precise pieces of information that needs to be put together in a crisp manner. It ought to be arranged in a way that helps an employer get accurate information about the person. Some of the information that needs to be put in is:
- Name and Contact Information
- Summary or Objective
- Professional History (Job experience or Internships)
- Certificates, awards and achievements
HOW LONG SHOULD YOU KEEP YOUR CV
There is no hard and fast when it comes to the length of a CV. It depends as per the job you are looking for and are applying to. Writing a CV just for the sake of it should never be a goal.
DO’S WHILE WRITING A CV
- Use a professional email address.
- Try to keep it contained to a page or two.
- Write the CV according to the job you are applying to.
- Your employer isn’t going to look at your CV for more than ten seconds. Try to keep your CV as readable and easy as you can.
- Write positive attributes and achievements.
- Lying in your CV should never be a motive. You will never be able to back your false claims with real life demonstrations.
- Adding hobbies and co-curricular activities can be really helpful for certain jobs.
- In the end be sure to review your CV and trim out the stuff that you think might seem unnecessary to the employer.
DON’TS WHILE WRITING A CV
- Don’t arrange it in paragraphs as it reduces the readability of your CV. Pointers should be your go to thing while you are writing your CV.
- There is no need to label your CV. The employer can tell what it is by just skimming through it.
- Omit the skills that are unrelated to the job you are applying to.
- Restrain from using a lot of weird fonts. This can be quite disengaging for the person looking at your CV.
- Don’t use passive voice.
- Don’t forget to mention your contact information. This includes your email and contact number.
- Don’t sound too vague and unsure about what you are putting in your CV
HOW TO FINISH WRITING YOUR CV?
- You should always make sure that you have edited and proofread your CV. Be sure to do it more than once.
- Make sure that you show it to other people too. They can be either your family or friends. Doing this can help you get other people’s perspectives.
- Always be sure to have copies of your CV in different formats. Some companies that you may be applying to could ask for different formats.
- Last but not least, email your application to the organisation.
In the end, a good CV isn’t which lands you the job. Your interview is going to do that for you. A good CV is which helps you get noticed by your employer. It is something which helps you get in the good books of your organisation.