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Tips for writing a CV

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Tips for Writing A CV

A Curriculum Vitae (CV) is an outline of an individual academic and professional background. It is an important document needed to summarize one’s qualifications in an interview. Most people have been locked out of job opportunities not because of their poor educational or professional background but rather due to poor writing and presentation of a CV. In response to this, we will look into some of the tips of writing a good and favorable CV.

  • Make it Short

Prospects of getting a job does not lay on a long CV but rather a short and clear one. A CV should be very short, probably two pages of a word document. Try and make all the details that are important in the two pages. Making it short does not necessarily mean that you should omit some key details.

 

  • Target Specific Job

A good CV should target a specific job opportunity. While your educational and professional background remains to be the same, there is a way you can make it to fit a specific job. Here you only select achievements that are relevant to a specific job to add to the CV. A job seeker should therefore understand the job description for the job on offer to align it with the CV.

 

  • Be Honest when Writing

Honesty is a virtue that should be extended even when writing a CV. Employers are always keen on noting suspicious entries into a CV that might disqualify a candidate. It is therefore important for an individual to write an honest CV.

 

  • Do Not Forget the Cover Letter

There have been numerous cases of job seekers being asked for CVs and dropping the two paged document without a cover letter. Show the intention of needing that job by writing a convincing cover letter to back up your CV.

 

  • Make the Most out of each Section

A CV is usually divided into different sections i.e. Personal Details, Educational Background, Experience, Interests, Referees etc. It is important to make the most out of these sections highlighting only the details that will be of help to you.

 

  • Check for Grammar and Spelling Errors

It is important to proofread your CV before submitting it to an interviewing panel. Small grammatical mistakes might cause you to lose a job.
The above mentioned are some of the basic tips of writing a good CV that will give you an upper hand when facing the interviewing panel.




January 21, 2015

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