How to write a CV

How to write a CV

Your CV is the most important document when
applying for a new job. It doesn’t matter how long it’s taken you
to write it or how pretty it is — the employer will take 5 seconds to form an opinion — so
the first impressions really do count. You have to show that you have the necessary
competencies and skills to match the job in question. There are a few simple rules to produce an
accurate, concise and well presented CV. Write the CV yourself. The CV has to represent
you and the language you use. You will be expected to talk about your CV in the interview
and employers will pick up if your CV has been written by someone else. The best way to start your CV will be with
your contact details: Your name Your full address Your contact Telephone numbers, both home
and mobile. Your e-mail address The following are not necessary to have on
your CV. Date of Birth Marital Status Nationality I was a big fan of using a personal profile
but of late, I find it more important to include a Key achievements heading to start your CV. This shows that you are dynamic and actually have achievemed in your career. Always back this up with compelling facts. Personal profiles Personal profiles, I find, are very similar and always include the following… Employment History comes next Always give the most recent job first. Include the dates that you have worked The Company name and the location of where
you worked. The Title of your most recent position And then a description of your duties and
responsibilities. Be concise and clear. And then the previous job next with the similar
information as above. After this you will need to include your Education
— again with the most recent first. Always start with the most relevant qualification
for the job. Always give the summary of your qualification
and the dates and the results you achieved. This then follows with relevant training which
comes in a separate section. The interests and Hobbies section should never
be underestimated. Show hobbies where this can demonstrate your skills outside of the
work place and these skills could then be transferred to those in the work place. The last part of the CV is References — you
do not have to include the referees details. In essence Make sure it is Following the above rules will stand you in
good stead and really help you get to the interview stage. We will also be doing a video on Preparing for the interview Strengths and weakness and other
related interview questions We hope that this has been informative, and we welcome any feedback or comments you may have.

74 thoughts on “How to write a CV

  1. what if you haven't got any job experience.What if you are a fresher.How one would fill a whole page? plz Help me.Thank you.

  2. I'm in USA and employers use computer software to search through applicants for certain words or phrases and may only read a few CV documents selected for review. My educational books suggest making an electronic scanable CV attractive to modern technology… Making your introduction paragraph (Key Achievements) attractive does make a difference in the response by an employer.

  3. What your argument about personal priofie vs key achievements boils down to is that "It is better to have a good key achievements than a bad personal profile" and who can possibly argue with that. A personal experience should never, ever include cliches as "hard working", "proffesional" "self-motivated", "enthusisatic" etc etc.

    What a personal profile should include is 1) start with your experience within the particular field of profession that qualifies your for the possition such as "21 years of experience as a Java/JEE developer and system architect", "7 years of experience of it-solution sales etc etc.

    If you have relevante certifications – include them (but otherwise not). : "21 years of experience as a Java/JEE developer and system architect. Certified Spring Professional and Spring application Developer".

    Then pin-point the particular areas where you are a specialist – "Specialist on Web portals, Business process modelling and web forms to let the end-user to directly submit data into the systems"

    What industrie you have experience from can be a good idea. Based upon this candidate's area of expertise I would not be surprised if he had "experience from the finance, telecom and public sectors". In the end I would add things like "experience as a class tutor. Master of Science in Computer Sciences".

    "21 years of experience as a Java/JEE developer and system architect. Specialist on Web portals, Business process modelling and web forms to let the end-user to directly submit data into the systems. Experience from the finance, telecom and public sectors. Experience as a class tutor and work-shop facilitator. Master of Science in Computer Sciences."

    Thi profile is not a key-achivements section. There is not a single "hard-working", "creative", "self-motivatet" and other rubbish statement. Still "experienced system architect" suggest that the candidate is experienced and hard-working, tutor suggests that the candidate can communicate with the end user, define a proof of concept project to show the end-user what value the prject gives to him etc. What is more is that if you have been an instructor for the Spring certification program, it does not really matter that much if you don't have those certifications yourself.

  4. Thanks this helped a lot cause i had never done a cv before and had no idea what it was or how to do one myself so thanks again

  5. do i mention all my all key achievements in the first paragraph or i keep some of them to be written in the previous experience section?
    how can I differentiate which key achievement has been accomplished in which company or i done have to mention years or which company?

  6. Thanyou, so much for letting people to know. Such type of learn by watch videos increases confidence among jon seekers or freshers. Again thankyou.

  7. Well, we strongly believe that to bring in some design in your resume and job application, will help you to stand out of the crowd and make your CV more juicy.

  8. aap ka(cv) yaniki curriculam vitai kesa ke khud bana paoge ea bahat acha he ki me mera c.v aaj khud bana paiya hun so thanks very much

  9. Just watched a video about cv that was published before this and it seems that she copied down the lady's exact words. With the way she talks, I think she is reading her words from a screen or something:

  10. Keep in mind when writing your resume the importance of using PAR statements. PAR stands for Problem-Action-Results, in other words, first you state the problem that existed in your workplace, then you describe what you did about it, and finally you point out the beneficial results. Essentially, you use action verbs to portray your accomplishments and briefly describe the results. https://cvcrow

  11. A really good video on how to make CV! But what about people who already have created a CV? They don't know how to improve on it? I have created a video on telling how to review your CV.
    Link: ""
    (especially for Computer Science Graduates)

  12. Personally you are the blandest bitch i know you should probably just find the delete button in your channel settings and smash the fuck out of it

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