Tips on Writing Your CV
Having a resume is one of the ways of standing out in the job market. Having a great presentation of your credentials is the most effective method of having an edge over other job seeks. Employers see your CV before meeting you and regardless of how gifted you are decisions will be made on what you’ve displayed on your resume.
You might be academic and very good at what you do but lack a cohesive way of articulating your skills and strength on your CV. That is the reason some employs the use of professional resume writers. This could prove quite effective and get the door open for an interview but I believe that having a touch of your personality on your CV makes a lot of difference. You don’t have to get it perfect but you could start from somewhere. That is the reason we offer our free CV review service to people who want to write a great CV with the support of our team.
Here are some tips on how to get you started
CV heading: This is where you display your personal details. It is shocking to see the number of personal details some people are willing to share in this section. I have come across people writing the age or date of birth, full address, marital status and even the number of children they have. Your CV is not a job application, it is your own little pitch to sell yourself in the job market. This particular section is meant for your name and contact details like emails and telephone, you may add your town and maybe your borough if you live in a big city so that if specific recruitment is going on in your area you will get considered over people who have to travel far.
The first section of your CV is your profile; this is the section most read by recruiters and most employer. I call it the window to your CV, it allows you to show your skills and achievements. In short, this is the section where you sell yourself to employers.
It shouldn’t be in paragraphs, I would not use any word count but make it short concise and straight to the point. An example goes thus
I am a business manager with 12 years of experience in the financial sector. I have led my team through a number of business changes/improvements that had enhanced the quality of the end products, retention of customers as well as the acquisition of a new one. I have great versatility a skill that had helped me in managing digital transformation changes as the business evolves with new technology… Read more from our blog
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