TIPS TO WRITE CV
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CV is Curriculum Vitae. It is a summary of a candidate’s educational qualification, professional expertise, other skills, and hobbies. It is also called a resume.
The first step for a job seeker is to create a CV that he can use to apply for a job. CV is the most important document that helps a recruiter to select the right candidate for a job. A recruiter spends a few minutes to glance over a CV. So it is important that a CV stands out so that it catches the eye of the recruiter.
There are two kinds of CV. A skill-focused CV focuses on the skills of a candidate and is used by candidates with gaps, school leavers, etc. The second kind of CV is work focused which is used by candidates looking for work progression.
Contents of CV:
- Educational Qualifications
- Work Experience
- Additional courses and certifications
- Contact Details
- Volunteer experience
- Languages Known
Tips to write a CV:
- Make it short: Ideally a CV is 1-2 pages long. A recruiter does have time to read an elaborate CV. So stick to relevant information. In cases where the CV is long, for example, a medical CV stick to important details.
- Do not title the document as CV instead use your name.
- Use Section Heading as this helps the recruiter to skim the CV.
- List the qualifications with grades.
- Use fonts which are easy to read. The font size should not be too small or large. The font and font size have to be consistent throughout the document.
- Match your skills to the job you are applying.
- Save the document in your name and not as document 1 or something irrelevant.
- Pay attention to spelling and grammar.
- Have a work-appropriate e-mail id.
- Use action verbs like demonstrated, managed, developed, lead, and organized to describe work experience.
- Update CV regularly.
- Do not lie in the CV.
- You can include one-line branding.
- Save the document in pdf or Word document as it is easier to open on any computer.
How to fill gaps in CV:
- You can list the online courses done during the gap.
- You can also list volunteer work or charity work done during the gap.
- You can also list hobbies you learnt in the gap.
- CV is a summary of your academic and professional achievements to convince your recruiter that you are suitable for the job. A good CV results in an interview call. So it is an important document and a stepping stone for a successful career.