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How to Write a CV
HOW TO WRITE A CV
Guidance by CV Folks ( https://www.cvfolks.co.uk )
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.
Facts about CV’s
On an average 5 to 7 sec/Per CV spent by the recruitment managers or HR for
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.
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!
Important Factors to Keep in Mind While Writing CV
Name & Contact
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
Text style needs to be readable
Also, provide your mailing address. Your
employer might plan to reach you through
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.
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!
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
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
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.
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
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 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 are the set of expertise that distinct you
from the other candidates that would also apply for
Use specific and interesting keywords
Do not try to be experimental
Rather present the skills in an innovative way
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!
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actually doing it. Therefore, let the best one in the
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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
Do not just mention a job. Highlight the specific
responsibilities that you undertook during each of your
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!
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
If possible present a chart for your academic
graph. This is prescribed for the cases when
your academic graph would express an
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
If you mention any professional courses, keep in mind
that it should be relevant to the job you’ve applied for.
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,
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.
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
You should also add this section right after the
work experience if do not wanted to put
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.
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