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How to Write a CV


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Checkout here one stop presentation on How to write a CV that is highly effective and result-driven shared by CV Folks where CV consultants have some top CV writing tips as to how to write a CV that boosts the job chances.

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How to Write a CV

  1. 1. HOW TO WRITE A CV Guidance by CV Folks ( )
  2. 2. Diverse Meaning of CV Everyone has heard about this word “CV” which stand for a curriculum vitae is a brief biographical review of one's career and training & experience as prepared by a person applying for a job. Rather we can say that it is a brief overview of a one's education, qualifications, and previous experiences in certain occupations, typically attached with a job application. A CV is a one kind of marketing representative it promoting yourself to recruiters, employers or to HR Department as it contains all those required & expert skills, ambitious, abilities, qualifications and experience to employers, dedication towards your Job role & organizations.
  3. 3. Facts about CV’s On an average 5 to 7 sec/Per CV spent by the recruitment managers or HR for review. Improper/Unprofessional email Ids are the reason for rejection of 76% of CVs. 88% CVs gets discarded from the interview when you put a photo on a resume Since the last the few years, over 90% of CVs are prepared available on online or sent via email If you are one of them, the automation software for reading resumes can reject over 75% of the applicants.
  4. 4. What is need of CV? Once you complete your schooling & college, you are supposed to think about building career in certain field in which you are interested and go out in search of Job, that time you come to know about the word “CV” actually and it’s important for a Job applicant or especially newly graduated students. Many of the students are may be aware about CV, it’s important, what things are should be included in, what to not etc. etc. but no one knows exactly where to start or how to write a CV which can lead them to grab the job role which have applied. Thus, I would like to give brief overview of how do you make sure that your written CV lands right into the selected batch of candidates and not in the bin? Here you go!
  5. 5. Important Factors to Keep in Mind While Writing CV Name & Contact Information CV Headline Career Summary Skills Work Experience Educational Qualification Hobbies Endorsements
  6. 6. Name & Contact Information Presentation of your name should be such that it interests the attention of the employers at the very sight of it. Make sure that standard font is used and the name is emboldened Your email ID and your contact number is the way to reach you so correct information should be given Text style needs to be readable Also, provide your mailing address. Your employer might plan to reach you through postal address. However, if you happen to stay too far from the place of the job you are applying to, you can totally skip mentioning the address.
  7. 7. CV Headline CV headline, or what I’d like to call - your very personal marketing tagline is one of the best few words you can include in your CV! Do not hesitate to be creative here. But avoid giving false statement. As I said above , Your CV is your marketing tool and like every marketing promotion. This one needs a tagline which positions you in the attentions of the employer as the ‘most suitable’ one. For instance, if you’re applying for a creative job, say a copywriter in a media firm, you could write “Wordsmith and Expert in Content Strategy”. You can use the funny side as long as it plays by your side. Word of carefulness here, yet, the moment your humor touches a wrong spot, your CV can be disregarded and thrown away. Be very careful!
  8. 8. Career Summary As summary is the first thing your employer reads about you & determine whether to read further or not, thus this section should be given the most importance, and written in the very END! In a clear and crisp manner, this segment should outline and represent your skills, abilities, relevant experience and strengths! Keep the tone less immodest and more in a matter-of-fact way which interests the recruiter right away!  Few key facts to keep in mind while writing this section:  This section is your first and most important chance to present or sell yourself. Make it the best by adding the effective highlights of your strengths and abilities.  Always endeavor to answer the “Why hire me?” question in this section itself. Give reasons, with proof, relevant to the job applying for.  Make sure that you present your skills in effective way  This section should be a compact version of your CV; affirming all your essential educational and professional accomplishments and relevant experience.
  9. 9. Skills This section is where you express the employer what you’re good at! Informing your employers about capability of the handling, the job that they have to offer is the major purpose behind developing the CV, so place the expected skills at the very beginning. Do not reside much into the additional skills. You can mention them in bullet points but no need to explain about them in details. These skills are the relational and handy skills which make you a great employee. You can segment your skills into soft skills and hard skills.  Hard Skills  Hard skills include the expertise that are associated with your own profession  Be honest about it  Do not try to exaggerate your capabilities  Keep in mind that being able to express more through fewer words is considered as a positive feature, when it comes to CV writing  Soft Skills  Soft skills are the set of expertise that distinct you from the other candidates that would also apply for the position  Use specific and interesting keywords  Do not try to be experimental  Rather present the skills in an innovative way
  10. 10. Work Experience This is a very crucial part of your CV as it needs to showcase the proof about all the relevant skills and experience you have been talking about before! I know it looks a lot easier while reading than when actually doing it. Therefore, let the best one in the industry do it for you – we, CV Folks have years of experience in bringing brighter days to professional lives of people! Give us a try. Work Experience needs authentic proof to support your CV Headline, Summary as well as Skills section. While listing down the experiences you’ve had, you must keep few things in mind:  Each experience should be put in descending order of chronology. That is, current job in the beginning and first job in the end!  All the positions that you have served during your work experience need to be clearly stated and properly highlighted  Do not just mention a job. Highlight the specific responsibilities that you undertook during each of your work experience.  Use measurable contributions – for instance, if you were the key person responsible in the revenue generation in a particular quarter, mention the numbers achieved. Use target/goals versus achievements in a way of graphs or charts, if possible!
  11. 11. Educational Qualification Educational qualification is very important and gives trustworthiness to your claims of having the skills and experience which you mentioned in your CV. The educational qualifications or the academic records should be presented in the descending order. If possible present a chart for your academic graph. This is prescribed for the cases when your academic graph would express an improvement  You can also use the easiest format to follow while adding your education is like:  Degree Name – University Name – City, State.  While formatting the above, carefully BOLD face the degree’s name and do NOT use the year of qualification.  If you mention any professional courses, keep in mind that it should be relevant to the job you’ve applied for.
  12. 12. Hobbies Now, this section prerequisites to be attached with the Summary section itself. In fact, any award or recognition or honor that poses relevance to your field of job should be included in the Summary in BOLD or ITALICS, whichever necessary! This section can be omitted unless your employer really needs to know what you do in your free time and based on the nature of the employer and the job role.
  13. 13. Endorsement Testimonials from your former employers might serve as a significant boosters for your job acquisition during a selection. This is really helpful as it could help you stand out from other applicants and in a way authenticate the skills you mentioned. A small gratitude or acknowledgement from a previous manager or employer can go a long way in supporting your chance of landing the interview! You should also add this section right after the work experience if do not wanted to put separately
  14. 14. That’s All However, writing your own CV or resume may seem like a deadly task if you’re not much of professional but you can always leave the most important work for your professional journey to the one who’s best at. I hope you got some real working tips as to how to write a CV. Still need an expert CV Builder to write or draft a professional CV for you? Contact us at CV Folks where We work its magic for you with a team of highly professional and trained CV consultants! And predict what? We also provide exclusive ‘Job Guarantee’ that no one else does when you book your CV.
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