How to write a CV


How to write a CV

In Summary

Tips:
  • Keep your header simple
  • Provide a brief summary  about yourself
  • Give details of what you are able to do,your accomplishments and responsibilities.
  • At the end of your resume with a small section on about me giving personal information

Knowing how to write a CV can be a challenging task.

They create your first impression to an employer as they provide detailed information on one’s experience.

Kathryn Vasel, a business writer at CNN  states that you only have seven seconds to impress your employer.

“Those first seven seconds someone spends on your resume are the deciding seconds on whether they like you or not,” another writer, Olivia Jaras says adding that: “They spend the rest of the time trying to corroborate that first impression.”

According to Forbes, there are five tips you can follow while writing a CV:

  • Be detailed when writing.

This means do not only give points on what you have dome but also provide information on how you  executed the task or responsibility.

  • Prioritise relevant experience

When highlighting your work responsibilities ensure you prioritize experiences related to the job you are applying for.

  • Make use of statistics

This is to make it easier for your employer to break down your achievements and ensure you stand out.

  • Avoid overused buzzwords

Make use of words that show actions and ensure you have proofread your CV to correct any errors.

According to Jaras, the founder of Salary Coaching for Women, the format, choice of words and the tone  used in  your CV are the determining factors on whether you will win the reader’s attention.

“A good resume doesn’t sound too pushy, aggressive or assertive. It’s a more subtle energy,” said Jaras.

Here are other tips:

  • Keep your header simple
  • Provide a brief summary  about yourself
  • Give details of what you are able to do,your accomplishments and responsibilities.
  • At the end of your resume with a small section on about me giving personal information

 

 

 

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