10 Tips for Creating a CV You Need to Know!

10 Tips for Creating a CV You Need to Know!

Sometimes you missed something when creating your CV or there’s that little detail that you forgot to pay attention to!

Here are some easily forgotten tips you need to know :

  1. Write down things that are relevant first

    If you’ve just graduated with a master degree, write that down first, or if that work experience is more relevant to the job you are about to apply to, write that down first. Sometimes it’s educational background first, most of the time the work experience first, anything that is relevant that will grab the hiring committee’s attention from your CV.

  2. Use a professional email address

    You won’t send that CV and Cover Letter with your silly email name like [email protected] right? An example of a professional email address is [email protected].

  3. Design for skimmibility

    It only takes seconds for the hiring committee to read your CV by skimming it to search for the keywords and judge your suitability for the job. Make it simple and align, so the hiring committee has time to skim your CV first, then read your pitch of CV in detail.

  4. Don’t include your short-term work experience

    Consider eliminating it from your CV. If you put it, just prepare to explain why you want to change a job. Also prepare an explanation for your hopping job to job, and explanation if there’s a gap in your productive times.

  5. Use Keywords

    Read twice for the job description you’re interested in. Match or adjust some words with what’s written in the job posting detail because there is a probability that the company uses Applicant Tracking System (ATS) to speed up the process of recruiting the employee. This is tricky and feels like whether you’re lucky or not to pass the ATS. Also, use a simple CV design.

  6. Use bullet points and be specific on your achievement under the position title/name of your previous job

    successfully to gain 50% of buyers for A & B products than

    successfully increasing profit in one of the bullet points explaining your previous position on work experience.

  7. Use action verb or language

    This means using power words, such as “achieved,” “earned,” “completed” or “accomplished.” If your resume is too long or seems hard to read, you might consider making sentences shorter or ideas more concise.

  8. Match your CV to your Cover Letter

    Yes, you still need to write cover letters. And yes, they need to match your CV so that you’re telling the hiring manager one cohesive story. If there was something you feel needs an explanation, write about it in your cover letter

  9. Write down your name on the file

    It’s better to not forget to write your name like “CV_Adrianna Smith_Project Coordinator” than just write down “CV”.

  10. Save it under PDF form

    It’s easier and clearer for the hiring committee to read your CV under PDF form.

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