Writing a Catchy CV
What is a CV for? A CV or resume is quite simply an advertisement to sell yourself to an employer. The purpose of your CV is to make you attractive, interesting, worth considering to company and so is helps you to get short-listed for interview or written test.
An employer may have several hundred enquiries about a single job; he or she will only choose a few people who appear suitable for interview. Therefore, your CV must be as good as you can make it.
Your CV should be designed to differentiate you from rest of crowd: For that it should have following characteristics: - ·Be both informative and persuasive ·Highlight your marketable skills; abilities and work experience which are most useful to an employer and which match job requirements. ·Outline all relevant information about your education and work experience, which are most useful to job or, type of job you have targeted. ·Identify selling points that set you aside from other candidates. ·Communicate your most relevant qualifications and achievements to potential employers. ·Present your positive aspects in a concise and well-structured document.
Stick to Basic Rules ·The term "Bio-data" is out of fashion. Curriculum Vitae (CV) is more suitable to be used and leaves a better impact on person reading it.
·Before writing your CV sit down and think as to what information you want to highlight.
·Include your achievements, your hobbies and interests, academic qualifications, details of your work experience (if any) and your job objectives. Don't write a final CV without including all these.
·Begin your CV with a section on personal particulars. Exclude family background. Write your date of birth and not your age by this you do not have to change your CV each time you send an application.
·Your CV must be easy to read, short and attractive and must distinguish you from others.
There are two communication principles to remember: