In this post we will give some tips to try to build a solid and professional CV
The Curriculum Vitae is our presentation to the companies that are recruiting. It is very important to build a serious, orderly and simple CV. Your CV talks a lot about you, not only for the information, but also for the way that you present the information. It is our key to get a first interview and we must know how to take advantage of it. On the other side, a bad CV can be our worst enemy, and it is very easy to make many mistakes when we are writing our CV.
In this post we will give some tips to try to build a solid and professional CV:
1. No more than two sheets. When writing your CV try to be concise with the information. Be brief with the academic background, as well as with those first work experiences, and go on to detail a little more those more recent works. It is not necessary to show all the information, but only the one that can draw the attention of the person who reads it.
2. Use a picture only if you have a high quality and in the foreground. Avoid using photos in which you appear with other people, or with sunglasses. The picture that somebody made you at your cousin's wedding is not a good picture to put on your CV.
3. Use chronological order starting with your most recent experience.
4. Never lie. You can adapt your CV to the position you are applying for, but never lie, because it can bring you problems in the near future.
5. It is not necessary to put references in the CV. Normally the references are delivered at the final of the process and your recruiter will ask you for them.
6. It must be likable to read. Is recommended to use spaces and wide margins. Lean on bolds and italics to highlight information. It is important to be homogeneous, for instance, you can put the names of the companies in CAPITAL LETTERS and BOLD, and the names of the positions in italics and underlining, but you must use the same structure throughout the CV.
7. Regarding the information that your CV should include, we will include personal contact information, brief professional description, work experience, education and, finally, you can put the interests. On the contrary, you should avoid reflecting those courses or seminars that are irrelevant either because of the content or because they are very old.
By: Ignacio Terry