4 Things that will make your CV Richer
If you have been struggling to find a decent job, or have been trying to get your dream interview call since forever, there is a possibility that something is lacking in your CV than your skills. If your CV fails to make a great first impression you are unlikely to go beyond the HR round or at times not even considered for the job. Your Curriculum Vitae does not have to be a boring black and white piece of paper that mentions all key details about your education and work experience, there is a lot that you can add in your CV to make it richer. In fact at times you should think beyond a traditional resume format as Liz Ryan mentions “Zombietastic resumes stuffed with keywords are great if you never expect a human being to read your resume” Read More from here.
This article will give you tips on what to include and not include in your CV, in order to make it richer. To learn more about resume building and getting the dream job, click here.
1. Include Key Details only
The person who is going through your resume to see if you are fit for the job or not, does not want to know what your religion is. Avoid adding any unnecessary personal information in your resume, a lot of the times you will be evaluated by what all you put in your resume and at what place. Give importance to basic information of name, age, contact, education, work experience, hobbies, interests, and achievements. If you wish to enter any other information, be clear if it needs to be prominent or not.
2. Follow a Structure
There needs to be uniformity of font, font size, font color, line spacing, and other formatting options in your CV. If you have basic information in one font and other details in another you would probably be rejected instantly. Do not go haywire in your resume give relevant details under relevant heads and maintain uniformity.
3. Do not Exaggerate
If you believe that you do not have the sufficient experience required for a given job, then instead of exaggerating, just keep the focus limited to what you know and have done, instead what you don’t. The interviewer will easily be able to make out if what you have written is true or false, there is no point trying to fool them. They might just end up asking you questions to check if you really know what you have written if you wish to avoid the embarrassment of being caught lying, then just be honest, or tweak it a little.
4. Highlight Key Experiences and Make your Resume Standout
A CV does not have to be all positive and flowery, but in certain cases, you should boast about certain experiences. And these do not always have to be success-oriented you can also turn around your failures in a way that they seem pleasant. As American author, Mason Cooley puts it “If you call failures experiments, you can put them in your resume and claim them as achievements.”
Essentially your resume needs to speak out in a human voice, showcase your achievements and the talent you are are bringing to the table. Last but not the least, it should also give a hint of possibility on what you can contribute to the company.