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5 Tips to write a perfect CV

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21st September, 2019 17:14 IST

Having a good CV, or curriculum vitae, is the best possible way of showcasing your skills, knowledge and experience. Here are our some CV writing tips.

A CV is not an autobiography that should run into pages. It has to be short; it has to state facts; and be to the point. A CV should be an indicator of the job seeker's best achievements and should leave something to be discussed during the actual interview. It has to be like a starter that teases the appetite. Therefore, your CV should be short and interesting, so that the employer gets excited about wanting to call you for a follow-up interview.

Show what makes you unique
For every job you apply for you could be up against hundreds of other candidates, so you need to make sure you stand out. Employers don't just buy skills, they buy solutions, so show how can you make the company money and how can you resolve the problems that they have.

Balance between confidence and arrogance
Now, while applying for a job it is necessary to put yourself in the best possible spotlight. But one can also make the mistake of going overboard in self-projection and that can be a huge turn off, as it can come across as arrogant. Being positive, realistic and confident is the best possible balance to achieve while creating a CV.


Keep it error free
It's deceptively easy to make mistakes on your CV and exceptionally difficult to repair the damage once an employer gets it. As well as checking your spelling and grammar, make sure your employment dates match up and that you have provided the right phone number and email address.

Always revisit your CV and make sure that everything is up to date. Maybe you have a new contact number, or have attended a new training course, or even gained a new qualification. By keeping your CV up-to-date you will really ensure that it is professional, correct and you are easily contactable.

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