Dec 8, 2016
It can take a reader just 30 to 40 seconds to reach a decision about a CV. So when writing a CV, you ought to remember you have just half a minute to gain the reader’s favorable attention, leave a vivid impression of professionalism and indicate the prospective benefit to an employer of recruiting you. To prepare an effective CV might take time and possibly several drafts. Layout, presentation and a choice of words which demonstrate both responsibility and achievement are vital components of any CV.
No matter how well your career background and skills match the need of an employer, your efforts could be unsuccessful if you make it difficult for the reader to take the relevant information. As your appeal must reach quickly, ensure that the print is well spaced and that the key information is displayed clearly.
The prime objective of the CV is to generate interviews. Visually, you want your CV to have a positive effect, but it is also necessary for it to convince the reader that you are worth meeting. The style in which you present your CV is a matter of personal choice, but it is important that you use words that suggest an active and successful career.
People sometimes make the mistake of regarding a CV as a rewrite of their job description, which results in unnecessary jargon and detail. In addition, issues such as salary and reasons for leaving previous organization must not be included; they are best discussed at the first interview stage.
To sum up, you should pay attention to the following points before preparing your CV:
Reference: Cambridge BEC Self-Study Edition
Mohammad Shibli Shahriar, CEO, Center for Human Potential Development & a faculty of Daffodil International University.
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