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Guidelines to make professional Curriculum Vitae(cv)

What is a CV?

In its full form, CV stands for curriculum vitae (latin for: course of life). In the US, Canada, and Australia, a CV is a document you use for academic purposes. The US academic CV outlines every detail of your scholarly career. In other countries, CV is an equivalent of an American resume. You use it when you apply for jobs.

Most of the time our job application get rejected because most of us don't know how to present our curriculum vitae. That is why most of us a not getting the job we are seeking for. But with today article we are going to learn how to write our profession CV that no Boss will reject.

imagine you are the recruiter and you have to review 250 job applications. Do you thoroughly read all of them? Nah, of course you don’t. Recruiters spend only 6 seconds scanning each CV. So the very first impression is key. If you submit a neat, properly organised document, you’ll convince the recruiters to spend more time on your CV.

A poorly formatted CV, on the other hand, will get you discarded in the first-round review.Here’s how to format a CV the right way.

Start with creating a CV outline divided into the following sections:

Sample CV Format

 CV Header with Contact Information

Personal Profile: CV Objective or CV Summary

Work Experience



Additional Sections

When filling in the sections, always keep in mind the gold CV formatting rules:

1.Choose clear, legible fonts

Go for one of the standard CV typefaces: Arial, Tahoma, or Helvetica if you prefer sans-serif fonts, and Times New Roman or Bookman Old Style if serif fonts are your usual pick.Use 11 to 12 pt font size and single spacing. For your name and section titles, pick 14 to 16 pt font size.

2.Be consistent with your CV layout

Set one-inch margins for all four sides. Make sure your CV headings are uniform—make them larger and in bold but go easy on italics and underlining.

Get photos off of your CV

Unless you’re explicitly asked to include your photograph in the job ad.

If so—make sure to use a professional looking picture, but not as stiff as an ID photo.

Make your CV brief and relevant

 Don’t be one of those candidates stuck in the nineties who think they have to include every single detail about their lives on their CVs.

Stick to a single dates format on your CV: for example 11-2017, or November 2017.

in the contact information section, enter your:

Full name

Professional title

Email address

Telephone number

List Your Relevant Work Experience & Key Achievements

 More often than not, your work experience section is the most important part of your whole CV—the one that gets the most eyetime.

If you’re thinking “Easy, I just need to list my previous positions, the dates worked, and my responsibilities,” think again.

All of the above are must-haves in a basic CV. But “basic” won’t get you that dream job.

The thing is: recruiters know what you did. They want to know how well you did it and what you can offer your prospective employer.

Here’s how to make your work experience section illustrate that:

Focus on your measurable, relevant achievements, not just your duties.

Use action verbs: “created,” “analysed,” “implemented,” not “responsible for creating, analysis and implementation.”

Tailor your CV to the job posting—read the job description carefully and check what tasks will be expected of you. If you’ve done them before—put them on your CV, even if those weren’t your primary responsibilities.

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