Your CV is the first thing the human resources representative will read about you. It is where they will make a decision on whether or not you are qualified to work with them. You want this one piece of paper to be the best piece of paper they have ever seen. Below are 6 tips to help upgrade your CV
- Contact information – make sure you are using a relevant and updated email address. This may mean starting a new one if yours is email@example.com. Using an email that is the first letter of your first name, first letter of your middle name and your last name is a good way to make an email address. This just looks cleaner and more professional.
- Objective – be concise with this part. Say exactly what your goals are and why you are doing it. Do not ramble on about how you wanted to be an astronaut as a child but now you work in retail. Having a clear objective will help you in the long run.
- Experience – you may have a lot of work experience that you need to sort through to find out what is relevant and what isn’t. you may have really enjoyed your time working at the ice cream stand when you were fourteen, but that might not help you out for getting future jobs.
- Schooling – being brief here is also good. Your employer does not care about your primary school education. Your most recent education and grades are important, university and A levels should be included.
- Accomplishments and achievements – your fourth-grade swim class may have been super fun, but not important for a job. Any accomplishments or achievements that can be made relevant to your position should be included.
Certifications – if you are certified in anything it should be put on your CV. This shows your employer that you are willing to go the extra mile and take classes to boost your career life.