“CV” – this short and simple abbreviation holds the qualifications and careers of an individual. This Latin word – “CV” means Course of Life. But most commonly it is known as “Curriculum Vitae”. The first and foremost condition for entering into the corporate world is having a proper and good curriculum vitae.
In this blog, the process of preparing a CV is discussed shortly. Check it out –
What is CV?
A CV or Curriculum Vitae is a short account that demonstrates your educational qualifications and skills. This written overview holds the skills, education and work experience of an individual. It is prepared by an applicant for getting a job or other position in his working life. A CV is also needed for any volunteer work, internships, part-time jobs etc.
What should you remember making a CV?
Actually, your CV says a lot about you. So, this presentation is very necessary. Why the company will hire you? And how will they know about your skills and experience? These all answers are depended on a good CV. The recruiters will know all the skills, experience, voluntary works and educational qualifications of an individual through a CV. And so, they will hire you or call for an interview based on your CV. So, it is very important to present yourself through your CV. When you are going to make your CV, remember these things-
- Be formal
- Be honest about your skills
- Write everything in brief, not in detail.
- Check spelling and grammar
- Write the correct year, time
- Avoid any kind of violation
What should a CV contain?
At the time when you are making your CV, you can follow these key topics as they are very essential –
You should make the CV short and try to complete everything between 2 pages. Otherwise, it will be so long to read and the recruiters will definitely not paying the extra time reading your large CV!
Using a template or not is really up to you. But if you want to use a template, pick the best.
- CV objective:
You can start writing the CV summary or CV objectives. It is the top part of a CV that mentions your career goals and shows why you are applying for the job. This part should be written in short, not more than 2-3 lines.
- Contact Info:
Add your contact information the right way. Write down your full address, contact number and email segments properly.
- Cover letter:
This covering note is an introductory message of your CV to persuade the recruiters to open your CV. This part contains your applying post and skills yours in brief. Highlight your abilities and efficiency for the applying post.
- Spelling & Grammar:
Always keep an eye after completing your CV. Any kind of spelling mistakes and wrong grammar may hamper you from getting your dream job.
Choose a professional font for writing a CV. You can use Arial, Calibri, Times New Roman, Garamond, Helvetica, Cambria etc. Also, keep a look at the font size. You should bold the important lines of your CV.
- Mark the key points:
You should use the necessary headlines and bullet points. It will make the CV eye-catchy. But remember, always be formal. So, excessive usage of different colours, points, markings would make your CV informal.
- Educational Qualifications:
List your educational institutions and qualifications in reverse with the appropriate passing time and degree or CGPA. You can list here your study subject also.
Write all your skills using numbering or bullet points like computer skills, language skills or any relevant training. But remember, always try to be honest demonstrate your skills. If your skills are less, it is okay. But don’t give any fake or wrong information. Also, keep your hobbies and interests section in the CV.
- Experience and Achievements:
List your previous job experience and all of your achievements. For a fresh graduate, experience or achievements can’t be written. Then you can skip this section. In the achievements part, you can mention any competition that you have participated in or won.
- Non-scholastic work:
Here, you can refer to the extracurricular activities that you have done. But don’t put any information that is not applicable for the job you are applying for.
You can also provide the reference part. Don’t forget to mention their name, designation and profession.
Former Content Writer Intern at Engineers Hub BD