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How to write a good CV

A CV is the first communication between you and recruiters. The better a CV is, the more opportunity you have to get a job. Therefore, it is very important to send an excellent CV to recruiters. Here are some simple and effective tips of how to write a good CV.

1. CV layout and design

 Your CV should be up to two pages long, should not be either too short or too long. Besides, you want to grab the attention of recruiters, you should use attractive CV templates. Always pay attention to your grammar, spelling and vocabulary!

2. Career objectives

This part is what recruiters usually like seeing. In this session, give a brief description of what you have achieved and what you plan to do. Start off sentences with phrases instead of subjects such as I, we. and try to keep this part interesting, it will inspire the recruiter to read the whole CV.

3. Education

Give precise information of the name of the courses and schools and the results you gained.

4. Projects

In this part, name and describe projects you have completed successfully. The projects could be college assignment, voluntary work relevant and supportive to the position you are applying for.

5. Work experience

List your relevant experience with latest to the oldest, focus on the name of the company, your position, briefly summarize your tasks and responsibilities. It’s better to use bullet points to list your tasks. Recruiters are busy so help they out!

Read job offers or descriptions. This will help you find a relevant vocabulary to name and describe your past experience.

Don’t forget to mention any outcome you have achieved from past jobs, which is essential.

6. Finally, how to write a good CV:  Skills

This section highlights what transferable skills you have gained through your education and previous work experiences. Don’t just list the skills, give details of how you developed these skills.

For example: Able to work under pressure, developed by working in a fast-paced restaurant and meeting deadlines in college.

There are certain skills that recruiters generally seek such as flexibility, organizational skills, communication and so on. Make sure you mention skills relevant to your jobs or your industry.

 

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