How To Write A CV

Write A Resume/CV

Writing a basic CV

Resumes or CVs are essential to show that you have something about you and any relevant qualifications for the job and as such it is best to produce a nice and tidy resume that should put you in a good position to get the job you applied for. The thing to realise is that the employer has no idea who you are and a two page cv will tell them what they need to know about you and any relevant work history and experience you have done in the past.

A clear and concise CV usually gets to the top of the pile, as does an error free one too, employers don't want to see spelling mistakes or the wrong use of English in the resume, quite often the first impressions is enough to help the employer decide on whether the CV is a god one to pursue and follow up with an interview.


At the start of your CV you do need your contact details, such as your name, address, phone number and email if applicable and it is recommended that you also include your date of birth too, even though we are supposed to be living in a job society that should take on any age staff, but still the ageist thing still remains, your details are the first point of contact should you manage to get an interview for the job..

The next section of your CV, needs to have a career focused description on your capabilities and the top reasons why you are more suited for the job, strong goals win quite often and you can usually get picked up for an interview, also include why you would want towork for the company, if it boasts enthusiasm, then you may impress your future boss.

The next area for your resume is to write down your skills and experience from past jobs and I would recommend that you only include relevant ones that relate to the job you are applying for, also remember to include achievements and the things you can bring to the employers company, so that it will grow with your added involvement as an employee.

The employer wants to know the qualities that you can bring that will be of use to the business, so try and be very precise with your accurate reflection of your skills.

Your past schooling is another important area that is useful in determining if you have the commitment to work for the employer, your education tells a story of what you've learnt and what you academic achievements are, so any degrees and other professional credentials you can show you have, become a potential asset to the company.

The last section is simply your interests and what I do recommend is if you can tie it in with your job application then all well and good, but it isn't important, it's more of an idea of your character profile than anything, it also shows motivation and shows you are active in a certain area too, which is really a good promotion of your character and this would be backed up by references from a past employer or close friend who knows you well.

The above is a simplified version of how to write a CV and although some expert resume writers will have something to say and probably go into more detail, but this is the basic template and it shouldn't really be too complicated, as all you have to do is know the company you are applying for and tailor your resume to that employer, quite simple!

How To Write A Resume

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