How to make a CV?
CV also called a resume in the US. It is a summary of your education, qualifications, skills, achievements, experience, and interests. It takes a maximum of two minutes to read and understand.
Initially, employers spend very little time looking at your CV at a glance (maybe 5 seconds), so you should describe your CV in a beautiful, interesting, important way in a simple, clear, and concise way. The main challenge with a CV is to get the employer what they are looking for. You should pay attention to the basic needs of the employer while preparing the CV and therefore adjust or prepare your CV for each job. Check your CV according to the points below. If all else fails, get ideas from others.
- Place your CV on one or two full pages (only academic CVs can be longer).
- Use bullet points to make the information clear.
- Avoid too much context, too much detail, or unnecessary content, which hides your most important points or reduces its impact.
- CV is for a job, not for an interview.
The main purpose of your CV is simply to give you an opportunity for an interview or meeting. Keep in mind that the CV does not offer the job itself, but makes it easier to get the job. Highlight key elements that cannot be ignored:
- What is your responsibility, or what have you been doing? What have you been doing at home, school, college, and university in your last job or if you didn’t have a job?
- What did you get? What did you learn?
- How would you like to be a part of this great team?
These three points need to be so vivid that the employer may want to share more information with you.
Pay attention to your CV.
Adjust your CV before applying, keeping in mind each job/position.
The CV should not be a list of things you have done, but your experience and life.
The CV should show the essence of your life. The guidance of a counselor can be very helpful in this endeavor.
Evidence Is Necessary:
All activities written in the CV must have clear evidence of your participation and its impact. You should not write stories in your CV, but it should be said in such a way that it feels self-evident. Focus on and link to all the activities and responsibilities that are written to showcase your abilities. Use statistics to prove your mettle.
The Glory Of Clarity:
Invites yourself to read a well-prepared CV and introduces yourself at a glance. For this, use a clear font of at least 11 sizes, leave some spaces blank, and do not narrow the margins.
Write the important things that the employer reads like position, organization, and role on the left and dates, etc. on the right.
Use simple language – avoid jargon, complex terms, generalities, administrative language, difficult style, and abbreviations.
Don’t write short stories and paragraphs. Space is limited. Use only bullet points.
A CV is a record of what you have done, so write down all the activities in the past tense.
Customize your CV by job/position:
First, list your experiences, accomplishments, and important dates, including all the academic stages separately, work experience, rewards, awards, participation in social societies, sports, and clubs, and your other interests and skills (e.g., Learn language skills and special/extraordinary IT skills), note the key skills and attributes that led to these successes.
Then read the job description from the job advertisement or company, the company’s website, and also understand the terms and requirements by looking at the company’s promotional materials and recruitment literature.