WHAT MAKES A GOOD CURRICULUM VITAE
What makes a good curriculum vitae (CV)?
Is it how it looks and presented or it’s length?
Human Relations experts say there is no one perfect way of putting together a CV.
But there are some helpful guidelines that one can follow to improve the chances of being noticed.
HERE ARE THE TIPS:
Tell your story
- What have you learnt in the past;
- What skills have you developed through your journey;
- Give clear examples of how you applied your knowledge and skills to reach your goals or targets;
- Describe what you achieved in each of the roles you have held in your career; and
- Say what you learnt while you were in those roles that would be relevant to the position you are applying for.
- Ignore the temptation to inflate or add on to your experience and achievements;
- Recruiters can pick-up exaggerations and inconsistencies quickly and they will do a background check on you; and
- Do not disqualify yourself from opportunities. Simply present your story for what it is.
- There are many freely available templates to guide you towards putting together a professional CV;
- Use plain language and be as clear as possible;
- Keep your CV simple and easy to follow; and
- Remember that the purpose is not to make it look pretty; it is to make it easy to follow and understand.
A well-presented CV is your only chance at making it past the first rung of a job application process. Follow these simple steps to make yourself attractive to recruiters