How To Write The Perfect CV

How To Write The Perfect CV

So you Just finished from the university and you’re looking for a Job.

You find his great Job and it’s your first time and the company needs your CV.

Now you’re wondering how to even start with the whole thing!

CV Is short for Curriculum Vitae, which simply means ‘course of Life” in Latin.

How to write the perfect CV

Just from the meaning, you should know that the CV tells an official story of your life from start to present.

So now that you know what that means, shouldn’t be so hard anymore right?

There are certain things you want to take note of when composing this important piece of document.


Let’s Take A Look at These


Know what information a CV generally contains

How to write the perfect CV

Most CVs include your personal information, your education and qualifications, your work experience, your interests and achievements, your skills, and references.

Also experienced people tailor your resume to the job you are applying for. Use a modern but professional format. However, there is no set format for a CV, what you include is up to you.


Choose Your Hobbies And Interests Carefully

How to write the perfect CV

Unique interests or hobbies will make you stand out.

Be aware of the conclusions that might be drawn from your hobbies. Try to list hobbies that portray you as a team-oriented individual rather than as a solitary, passive person.

Companies want someone who works well with others and can take charge if need be.

Hobbies and interests that paint a positive image: Being the captain of a football team, organizing a charity event for an orphanage, secretary of your school’s student-run government.

Hobbies that imply a passive, solitary personality: watching TV, doing puzzles, reading.

If you are going to put any of these things, give a reason why.

Make A List Of Your Relevant Skills

How to write the perfect CV

These skills often include computing skills, languages you speak, or specific things the company is looking for, such as targeted skills for specific roles.


Create The Format For Your CV

How to write the perfect CV

Are you going to break each section up with a line? or put each section in its own box? Are you going to list all of your information? Play around with different formats to see which looks professional. Aim for no more than the front and back of a standard sheet of paper.

No one has that energy to read too much unnecessary information so be personal and direct.


List Contact Details On Top

How To Write The Perfect CV

It is important to make your name a size larger than the rest of the text as it is important for your reviewer to know who he or she is reading about. It is up to you as to how you format this information. Contact details which includes your address, phone number and email should also appear on top.


Get Personal To A Point

How To Write The Perfect CV

This is an optional part of the CV that is good for giving your reviewer a more in-depth look at you as a person.

This is where you sell your skills, experiences, and personal qualities. It should be original and well-written. Use positive words such as “adaptable”, “confident”, and “determined”


Create A Section For Your Education And Qualifications

How To Write The Perfect CV

This section can be at the beginning of your CV or you can choose to list it after other sections.

The order of sections is up to you, honestly. List your education in reverse chronological order. Begin with the university you attended or are attending and work your way backwards. List the name of your university, the dates you went there, your department and major, and your grade point average or A levels.

When you get down to your Primary education, also list the final exam you took and the certificate awarded.


Work Experience

How To Write The Perfect CV

This is the section in which you should list all of your relevant work experience. List the name of the company, the location of the company, the years you worked there, and what you did.

Start with your most recent job and work backwards. If you have a long list of work experience, only put the experiences relevant to the job you are applying for to narrow it down for the reviewer.


Skills And Achievements

How To Write The Perfect CV

This section enlist the things you accomplished at your previous jobs, and the skills you have developed through your experiences.

This is also the section where you list any of your published work, lectures you’ve given, classes you’ve taught, awards you have received and your public recognition (If any).


Other information are Welcomed

How To Write The Perfect CV

If there is a noticeable gap in your CV or there is some other information you would like to share, put it in this section.

This sort of information can include leaving work to take care of children, join One voluntary movement or the other, etc.



How To Write The Perfect CV

These are people you have worked with in the past such as professors, previous employers, etc. that have seen your work and can credibly support praises that they give you.

The company you are applying to may contact these references to find out more about your previous work. You should talk with the person you would like to list a reference before actually listing them–it is best to double-check that they still have the same number, or are okay with giving you a reference, or that they remember who you are.

Write down their full names and contact information, Don’t use relatives as a reference.


Check Spelling and Proofread

How To Write The Perfect CV

Poor spelling is just the quickest way to get rejected. If your CV is sloppy or riddled with errors, potential employers will be unimpressed.

Double (and triple) check that you have spelled the name of the company correctly, as well as any companies you have worked for in the past.

Also proofread to find error in grammar and composition.


So there you have it, Our special Tips to writing the Perfect CV for any employer.


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