How to correctly write a CV?

A good CV is short and gives future employers a quick and concise overview of your qualifications and experience. A very well-crafted CV immediately captures attention and gives you a head start over other CVs that recruiters receive every day.

Your resume should contain

  • Full name, address, and full contact details
  • Description of your professional and personal qualities in the scope of one paragraph
  • You should state your main achievements and results in quantifiable values, for example:
  • A sales representative should state an increase in sales (as a percentage or in Euro) or the number of new customers
  • A processing engineer should state increased productivity or efficiency on a production line
  • An accountant should state a reduced error rate or the speeding up of the monthly accounts and so on
  • Main positions you have held so far
  • Your experience in a specific field or sector
  • Your work experience listed from the present to the past, starting with your current job, stating the beginning and ending date (month and year) of your employment, job title, the name of the employer, main responsibilities, achievements, and career advancement
  • Your education: start with the highest achieved education, provide the names of schools and universities with the dates of enrollment and commencement/graduation, experience and acquired skills. Mention all relevant trainings you have had.
  • State the details of the software you have worked with and the level of your knowledge, such as basic knowledge, intermediate knowledge, and advanced knowledge.

How to present your CV

Assemble your CV in a structured and logical way (use short sentences, indents, uniform fonts and regularity in repeating font sizes). Make sure you do not exceed the range of two A4 pages, and that it is flawless.

Be honest, accurate, and ready to comment on any point of your resume. Tailor it to measure to highlight your skills and experience directly related to the job you are applying for. The compatibility of these factors determines who will be invited for an interview.

Constantly update your CV. New experience, skills, and qualifications will increase your value for potential employers.

Finally, attach a cover letter or email that will accompany your CV. Emphasize the most important points of your CV to highlight the link between the job requirements and your skill-set.

24. June 2021 | upvision.sk

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