Your CV is a key to your interview with your employer. It is the very first written form of what you are and what you hold before you meet in person, so it is a must you get it right. Making a CV can be very trickier though.
While making your CV, it’s important to include all the right & effective information so that the employer could judge you rightly at once that why you are a deserving candidate for the particular job.
Mistakes in CV
We look at a lot of mistakes that make your CV nothing but a junk.You should choose a simple but neat paper for your CV and avoid using colored pages or fancy fonts. Just keep it simple and to the point as words speak for themselves. Nowadays mistyping, spelling mistakes and grammatical errors are the most common blunders committed in a CV. Avoid them as they simply spoil your image showing your carelessness and negligence.
Check your CV thoroughly for these mistakes and if you are not sure about it do ask somebody else to go through it for instance a professional. If you specify your achievements or your success you gained while working for the previous employer then you should provide how it actually happened. Detailing or proving your achievements or your talents will provide a significant value to your CV. Stop writing stories or long elaborated sentence it will just give a fake image. Use points short but good that back up your achievements or explains how you achieved that level.
When you write your qualifications don’t just write the academic but the non academic ones also. List them and back them up in an order. Listing your interest is essential but make sure do not write in one word; for example, instead of writing swimming write about the club you have won medals for or any competition you won. Don’t forget to be truthful in writing every detail in your CV. Provide detailed and proper contact info. Make sure every single detail is correct.
If the person reading your CV wants to contact you he obviously will need valid and working contact info. Providing your email address with your name in is a good choice. Email addresses with cutesy names are totally not a good choice.
You should try making your CV that fits in for the job you are applying for, don’t send a generic one. Your CV should have your name on the top written in bold and clearly laid out. You don’t need to write CV on the top, everyone knows it’s a CV but it is your name they should remember. Another important thing to be considered is make sure that the format you are using to write your CV is easy to be used or to be opened in all computers or most of them. Nowadays there are many versions of Office so try making a standard document. Do not forget to read at least once again right before sending your CV so that any mistakes can be spotted and fixed.
Written by: Saad Sheikh