A company you want to apply to has asked you to send in a CV and you’re thinking, “wait…what?” Don’t worry! Curriculum Vitae (CV) means “course of life” in Latin, and that is just what it is. A CV is a concise document which summarizes your past, existing professional skills, proficiency and experiences. The purpose of this document is to demonstrate that you have the necessary skills (and some complementary ones) to do the job for which you are applying. Literally you are selling your talents, skills, proficiency etc, Follow these steps to create a great CV
Brainstorming for Your CV
- Know what information a CV generally contains
- Consider the job you are applying for
- Check the company’s website for extra information about the CV
- Make a list of jobs you have held.
- Brainstorm your hobbies and interests
- Make a list of your relevant skills.
Writing Your CV
- Create the format for your CV.
- List your name, address, telephone number, Date of birth and email at the top of the page.
- Write a personal profile depicting your personality and skills.
- Create a section for your education and qualifications with % age of marks and years of passing .
- Create a section for your work experience with proper dates.
- Create a section for your skills and achievements.
- Create a section for your interests , preferences and location constraint if any.
- Create a section for other information.
- Create a section for references.
Finalizing Your CV
- Check your spelling and grammar.
- Proofread for any sentences that could be written more concisely.
- Read your CV as if you were the company you are applying to
- Get someone else to read your CV.
- See your CV is precise and try to finish it in 2 pages.
- Don’t forget to mention date and making signature column at the end.
- Check the company’s application page