You would have written hundreds and thousands of papers before the time you actually start looking for a job, and all of them seem easy! But its only once you start looking for a job that your realize that one paper can take a lot out of you. And that paper is called CV! Even the slightest of goof ups in the CV can hit your career path badly. As your autobiography till now, your CV needs to speak out an impressive language right from the word 'go'.
There is no one set pattern for a CV. You must design it according to your own taste keeping in mind the best way to highlight all your achievements till date. Here we present some of the most effective points to keep in mind while preparing a kick ass CV!
The worth of any gift is dependent on its cover paper and the same holds true for a CV. Without an impressive Cover Letter, the CV would fall flat. Make sure your cover letter is written by you in your own language, giving reasons that make you the most suitable person for this job.
- Short & Crisp wins the race
The length of a CV must never be more than 2 pages. No recruiter likes to flip over the pages of your CV to search for information. It must be before his/her eyes the moment he/she takes the first glance at your CV.
- Make the important info stand out
Make sure your highest the critical info such as a high percentage, any award or reward in the past. A critical info may get lost in between too many words. You can also make a table to present your education data rather than writing complete sentences for each step of education.
Never present a generic CV that would go with any role. Make sure that you tailor your CV based on the job vacancy you are applying for. Your achievements, past experiences and other such pointers must be refined in such a manner that they suit the requirements of the jobs you are applying for. For example, if you are applying for a teaching position, you must list your academic achievements over and above the other awards such as a prize in a dance competition or a singing competition.
Unless your CV looks good to the eyes, the recruiter won't bother to go through it completely. Make sure you use crisp language, bullet points and short sentences to make your CV stand out.
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