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·'KISS' - 'keep it simple, stupid'. It should be simple and yet attractive.
·'If they didn't hear it, you didn't say it'. It simply means that you should so design it that a person should be able to catch highlights of your CV even if he just scans through it, may be, just for a minute. The salient and important points must draw his attention instead of he searching for main features of it.
What to include: CV should include following points positively: -
·Personal details ·Education ·Work experience ·Achievements ·Extracurricular activities ·Interests ·Skills ·References (only if asked)
Presentation is of utmost importance. Make sure your CV looks good: You must ensure that you: -
·Commit no spelling mistakes. ·Use good quality paper. ·Do not send curriculum vitae with spelling errors corrected by whitening fluid or by hand. ·Use proper margins and spend time formatting it properly. ·Send printed laser outputs instead of photocopying or otherwise quality of photocopying should be of very high quality. ·Don't lie even if it is a small lie. Usually such lies are about achievements, grades and marks or summer projects and are bound to be caught later on.
Special Tips for Freshers: Your basic task is of communicating fact that your skills, school and college education work experience, achievements, projects and extracurricular activities - all add up to make you right person for job.
Interests Section of Your CV: Employers are looking for a balanced mixture of interests that are outlined by a few bullet points few examples are as follows. Just remember that any work, which you have done on your own, carries lot of importance and weight: -
·Voluntary work done at any stage and at any level. ·Team works. ·Organizing events if any in college or work place ·Any other activities
Author has 28 years of experience in the field of Teaching and Management. He is M. Tech from IIT Kanpur and has worked in different capacities including Signal corps Indian Army, Regional Manager for a Telecom Company. Currently he is Associate Professor with ITM, Gurgaon that is rated as best Engineering colleges of North India.