Tips on writing a good CV
What is a CV?
Your CV is your marketing brochure through which the prospective employer decides
whether he wants to see you for an interview or not.
What is the purpose of a CV?
The purpose of your CV is to fetch you an interview call.
How to write a good CV?
Include the relevant information. Your CV may require a little bit of modification
according to the type of opening you are applying for. You may need to expose different
facets of your personality and work experience for different openings.
Prioritize the information
A recruiter is not interested in knowing your father's name on opening up your CV. He
would rather prefer to know about your educational background, if you are a fresher and
your work experience, if you an experienced job seeker. Prioritize the information in the
CV to maintain the attention of the recruiter.
Emphasize at right place
Learn to emphasize at right place in the CV. If you think, any of your particular
achievements gives you a cutting edge over other job seekers for a particular opening,
emphasize on it. For e.g. if you are a fresher and you have been a topper of your college
or university, it is worth mentioning and emphasizing in the CV. Similarly, if you are an
experienced worker and your particular achievement has been acknowledged by your
employer, which you think can add more value to your CV while applying for a particular
position, emphasize on it.
Use more impactful words
Use words which demostrate your control over things. For e.g. managed, achieved,
Use some figures to show the extent of your activities and their impact. For e.g. Planned
raw material requirements for 10 manufacturing units of the company, across 5 states.
Don't be verbose
Try to keep your CV precise and to the point. Don't fill it up with extra words. You might
land up losing the recruiters attention.
Don't dump the information
A neat CV attracts the recruiter more than the one which has information dumped on it.