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Career Development Centre (CDC) => Career Guidance => Various Resource for Career Development => Topic started by: shibli on June 16, 2009, 04:54:16 PM

Title: guidelines for writing your CV
Post by: shibli on June 16, 2009, 04:54:16 PM

you should pay attention to the following points before preparing your CV:
•   A CV of a fresher or an inexperienced candidate should not be over one or two pages. A CV should be concise and you must omit irrelevant information.
•   A CV projects an applicant’s suitability for a job. Color papers or color print should not be used for this purpose. In case of highlighting any information, you can either bold, or italicize or underline it. Never bold and underline.
•   Check spelling and grammatical mistakes in CV again and again. You can get it checked by somebody who can proofread.
•   When applying for a particular job, you should customize your CV according to the job requirements. Your career objective should be according to the criteria mentioned in the job announcement. Give emphasis on the ways you can add value, so to say, contribute to the company you applied for.
•   Avoid writing in First Person ("me" or "I").
•   The best CV’s describe experience using Action-Benefit statements, which describe an action you took in response to a challenge or opportunity, and explain how your action had a positive benefit for your company.
•   Give the reader an idea of what you have done and achieved throughout your career, instead of focusing on the duties you were responsible for at your jobs done previously.
•   Don’t write only about your personal traits; instead describe how your values can suit the position you applied for.