Professional CV Writing Online Tips
Do you find difficulty in writing an impressive CV? If you do not know what a CV looks like or what information it could contain follow this link to read my article about different styles and types of CV. I have been writing CVs for more than a decade now and I could not produce a really good one in less than a day. Even if you already have a CV it would be wise to allow plenty of time, trial and error to turn it into an outstanding document that puts you uniquely ahead of the other applicants. There is no point in doing this if you do not do it well.
Writing a CV well means
Including the kind of information that matches the type and level of job that you plan to apply for in such a way that employer find you interesting as an applicant:
Selecting where to place your emphasis: it could be knowledge and education; it could be results; it could be intangibles such as changing organizational culture – this depends on what stage you are in life and what type of professional roles you have. Prioritizing your information so that what is most important catches attention first, so that you do not look naïve enough to focus on trivia and so that the detail is left for them to ask at your interview. Including enough indications of what you have to offer to appear convincing and professional, without boring people to death or sounding like a job definition.
Stretching yourself in terms of the way you write and the words you use: the CV has its own grammar that need not use sentences and paragraphs but if you think of a recruitment consultant writing a very concise report about you - then you will not go far wrong. Choosing an attractive style, which means simplicity: avoid boxes, graphics, templates in your WP programmer, photos and get your fonts right. Testing and checking your new document: try your CV out on friends and partners and have at least one person proof-read it; there is no room for error and spell-checkers do not find every Switch off your grammar checker because it does not apply to CVs at all.
Before you start to write any kind of application it would help to pause, take out a clean sheet of paper and write the title: What do I want them to know about me?
Forget about your personality: do not tell them you are enthusiastic, tenacious, good at teamwork and kind to lost kittens! You can send these messages, but it must be in a way that is not only impressive but also formal and professional.
I want to tell them that I am such a good sales manager that my team has consistently over-performed despite the industry downturn and adverse factors such as a delay in new product launches.
I want recruiters to know that the ways of dealing with people that I set up have made it possible for this organization to hold together despite the merger and subsequent redundancies.