Right approach to writing a CV

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Right approach to writing a CV

  1. 1. The Right Approach to Writing a CV<br />
  2. 2. Before you Write your resume..<br />Reach the interviewer where they get interested. <br />Story of your career needs to build up expectations that you are worth meeting. <br />Tell them the context in which your achievements have taken place<br />Let them know what value you offer for the future.<br />Do not headline the trivial details of your life - your address and what primary school you went to. <br />No need to tell someone that the document is a CV. <br />
  3. 3. Titles<br />Do not pepper your CV with titles like PROFILE, CAREER OBJECTIVE and SKILLS<br />It makes you appear like someone who has slavishly followed a template. <br />1<br />
  4. 4. Introduction<br />You can have an introduction to the CV though it’s not a general practice.<br /> There's no need to label it. <br />2<br />
  5. 5. Presentation<br />3<br />Bulleted paragraphs are a great way to save space<br /> They also add impact <br />Just make sure that points relate to the one before and the one after in an intelligent way. <br />
  6. 6. Grand Claims<br />Do not make claims without substantiating evidence<br />There is no need to tell them you are a GOOD COMMUNICATOR, a SELF-STARTER or a GREAT TEAM PLAYER in so many words<br />Jobs go to people who have the skills to say important real world things in an appropriate manner <br />4<br />
  7. 7. Design<br />People cannot help but be impressed by good design<br />Choice of fonts and styles is limited by the restrictions of email and online CV Builders.<br /> Find the restrictions of word processors<br />Ask yourself: How can I be sure that my fonts and format arrive on the reader's computer the same way they are on your system?<br />Read the help files and manuals you have so far taken for granted. <br />5<br />
  8. 8. What can a CV do<br />6<br />Your CV needs to sing, summarise, promise, capture the spirit of what's best about you. <br />Safe, boring, lengthy, repetitive letters that regurgitate your CV or try to match every single minor point in the job definition will have a damaging effect on the reader<br />
  9. 9. Last Words<br />7<br />You don’t need to keep the first thing that comes to your mind in the CV<br />Put it all down and reduce it until you fit two pages(or the minimum required length).<br />Cut the minor roles and competencies – already seen in the bigger achievements<br />Write introduction last as a summary to what you have to offer and don't bother giving it a heading as everyone can see what it is.<br />
  10. 10. Thank you! <br />For regular updates on the Indian job scene, visit<br />http://www.monsterindia.com/<br />

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