CV is one of the most important means of creating a positive expression and proving that you are suitable for applied job. You should give attention to your CV, as it is the first mean of communication that will take you to interview.
Important Tips for CV Writing
Your CV should:
- Be specific to you. For this purpose, you should write down your qualifications on a paper and choose the most important ones to present yourself effectively.
- Be specific to the relevant position. Your qualifications should match the position you apply for.
- Not exceed two pages. Short CVs may show you as an unexperienced person. On the other hands, long CVs may distract interviewers.
- Include a passport photo taken in formal dressing.
- Be written in reverse chronological order. You should start with your latest school and work experience.
- Not contain any incorrect information.
- Be clear and understandable; avoid giving unnecessary information.
- Emphasize the courses, trainings, part time work experiences, internships and social security projects related to applied position.
- Abstain from using the “I” language and prefer third person instead.
- Stick to spelling rules. You should review your CV several times before applications.
Some employers may request a cover letter for applications. It is for your benefit to write a cover letter, even if it is not requested. The purpose of the letter is to urge employers to read your CV. You should introduce yourself in cover letter which should not be a copy of your CV.
Cover letter should not exceed one page and 3-4 paragraphs. You should write applied position, source of job advertisement, suitability of your work experience and skills with the position and why you want to work in relevant company.