Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume is a brief and concise sales document which conveys information about you to the employer who is going to hire you for a specific job. Your CV communicates to the employer and tells him why and how you are qualified for the announced job by employer including your education, qualification, interests and previous job experiences. This is your CV which force the employer to call you for interview and it only happens when your CV effectively communicates your skills, expertise, education and related experiences to the employer. CV should me made as concise, clear and relevant to the applied post as possible that you receive interview call.
Before you write first CV, you should be aware of the basic components of CV. First of all you should draw an objective of your CV and make a plan what information you have to give in the curriculum vitae. A CV usually have the following information.
You would need to draw up the skeleton of what you want it to project and then fill it in accordingly. Curriculum Vitae would normally provide the following information:
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This is the basic outline of a Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume.
This part of a resume or CV describes your enthusiasm and motivations. Here you are telling employer that why you want to do this job. Write clear and concise your objective and aim to get this job.
Here applicant writes his personal information as name, father name, address, martial status, religion, etc.
Every job advertisement has some required qualification for the applicant to apply. So while writing CV you should note your qualifications with grades or division in the board or university. You should also write the year of passing the exams with the respective board or university.
Experience/ Work History/ Achievements
Here you have to inform the recruiter about your previous job experiences. This is very important section of your CV so you have to give importance to this. When you write your previous job experiences, write the description of your work and try to relate this with the job now you applying. You should explain your previous job descriptions very clearly that would attract the employer to call you for interview.
Many people suggest that you should write a different CV for a different job but I think just by small modification you can use one CV for all kinds of jobs. Everybody’s CV is different with others because their experiences, education, skills and interests are different with each other but every one has to take care of following steps while writing his/her CV or resume.
- Write the same description for your skills and experiences which is written on the advertisement of the job.
- Make sure that every part of your CV is according to the current job application requirements.
- You should note down any workshop if you’ve attended which is related to the present job.
- Think a little about your all previous works and jobs and try to relate them with the current job in the CV.
- Try to make CV your tangible proof of your skills, expertise and qualification.
- Don't use narrative style and try to write in bullet points which are quite easy to read.
- Don't use abbreviations which are confusing for the reader.
- You should update your CV whenever you achieve something in life.