How to Write an effective CV.
A CV is an in-depth document which contains a high level of detail about your achievements, covering your education, accomplishments, skills and awards and it is the first point of contact with a potential employer.
Whether you’re creating your first CV or polishing what you already have, remember that a perfect CV takes time, especially since you will be tailoring it to each job application. But if you take the time to ensure its formatted correctly, and that every sentence works for you and proves that you are the ideal candidate, you stand a great chance of being called for an interview.
If you are wondering how the perfect CV look like, you can read below for few advices to write your flawless cv.
What to include in your CV?
A CV should ideally start with a personal statement, in many ways it is a piece of self-marketing and it shouldn’t be any longer than four to six sentences to highlight who you are, your skills, strengths, and career goals, it will be a good chance to reveal a little bit of your personality.
Name, professional title and contact details and if you like, you can also include a link to your LinkedIn profile in this section.
Experience and employment history: you should list key information such as names of companies, locations, job titles and positions held, dates of employment and responsibilities and don’t forget it should highlight your main achievements providing specific examples. Your accomplishments should match the employer’s needs and priorities, so do your research and re-arrange your bullet points to show exactly the type of experience they want. Pay attention to the keywords: many companies use automated applicant tracking systems (ATS), also known as talent management systems, to screen candidates for job openings, you should reread the job description and carefully pick the most important keywords. It's important to update the keywords on each resume you send out to ensure that they match the target company's language.
Educational Details: schools/colleges attended/ degree/qualification
Additional Information: languages, driving licence, IT skills, Hobbies & interests, your courses or training.
Make the CV look clear, concise and appetizing for the reader and keep the CV’s formatting consistent throughout, put your experience in chronological order, try to focus on job-related soft skills.
Now get your CV ready and apply for the job that you are interested in.