How Best To Make Your CV Attractive.
Many people have questions about how to write the perfect curriculum vitae (CV).
From my understanding of CVs, I don’t think there is anything like a ‘perfect’ CV, but I can for sure say that there is something like an attractive CV.
An attractive CV is one that captures the attention of the person going through it. Thus, there are a few things that must be in place for the employer to be attracted to the applicant's CV.
Firstly, applicants need to learn what to add and what to leave out when preparing their CV, such as whether to include their marital status which is necessary and the nickname which is not. The applicant basically has to understand the type of job he/she is applying for and what is relatively required. They need to know what to include in the skill section. The applicant can have a lot of skills, but only relevant skills should be brought to the fore.
Secondly, the applicant must not forget to include his/her qualifications. For a fresh graduate, you might need to include the variety of qualifications you might have, but as you grow your professional qualifications and certification, you need to know how to select relevant qualifications for a particular CV. Now, when applying for a job, there is always a job specification and job description which will help you to tweak the CV accordingly.
Another thing to note is that employers like a neat, organized and well-summarised CV. Generally, I think everyone likes things that are organized because they are easily understandable. Employers will not pay too much attention to a CV in a bid to understand it because they have so many other applicants. The employer will probably skip it if it is very confusing.
In addition, it is expedient to state all relevant work experience, in preparing CVs, adequate care must be taken to avoid gaps in employment history. The applicant would need to capture and present his/her career history in a way that will make it appealing to the prospective employer(s).
Finally, it is important that applicants keep their CVs up to date. Find out the best ways of keeping your CV up to date so that it is ready to go at a moment’s notice.