Writer @ WiPjobs Recruitment
A Beginner’s Guide to a Winner’s CV
Nowadays, the job market is very competitive, and you as an active job-seeker need to make sure you can present yourself best. That is why you will need to continuously work on your Curriculum Vitae, to make it highly professional and attractive for the company. CV is the most important document that helps the employer to decide whether you passed the selection part and can take the interview.
Therefore, we present the following guide to getting a winner’s CV.
1. Be precise and concise
The manager needs to understand the basic things about you, such as:
– Who you are
– What is your professional background
– What are your skills and abilities
– What you have achieved
Present only your main tasks, experiences, and skills that are relevant to the position.
Use bullet points to list your skills and tasks by groups, it will look clearer.
2. Use only relatable information
The managers usually are looking for your professional background, and not your personal life. The only personal details you can add are the date of birth and the country of residence.
Details such as marital status (married/single, etc) and sex should be excluded.
For the education part, do not include all the diplomas and certificates you achieved, only the most recent ones (ex: you completed your BA- include the bachelor's degree only, avoid diplomas from high school and middle school).
3. Irrelevant jobs you held
When the employer is analyzing your CV, he or she is looking for relevant information, again!
If you apply for a Marketing job, include in your CV all the experience related to marketing: previous jobs, courses, degrees, etc. Do not include summer jobs or seasonal jobs (ex: waiter), or even jobs you had like 10 years ago that are not relevant to the position you apply to!
4. Highlight your interests
It is also important to mention your hobbies and activities because this can create interest for your potential employer. However, include interests related to the job you are applying for!
Use examples that can be related both to your personal and professional life. But, the most important part here is, to be honest! Do not list “interested in photography” when you have no idea how to use a professional camera.
5. Start to use LinkedIn.
According to an HR Statistic, 87% of recruiters use LinkedIn to check candidates.
LinkedIn is a social platform where professionals can network, search for jobs, sign up as freelancers, and publish articles. It is a place for professionals to connect with past and current colleagues, increase business connections and networks within their industry, discuss business ideas, search for jobs, and look for new hires.
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